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CBCP keeping eye on healing priest

January 25, 2008 1:17am

FATHER SUAREZ: The healer, but church execs will keep an eye on him.

Although it recognizes his gift of healing, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines will continue to keep an eye on healing priest Fernando Suarez.

CBCP public affairs head and Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez Jr. said that while they are happy for Suarez, they will remain "watchful" of his healing masses and activities.

"Few people are given the special gift of healing, and Fr. Suarez is one of them. But church officials are still observant," Iñiguez said in a statement posted on the CBCP Web site Thursday night. He did not elaborate.

On the other hand, Iñiguez said the church would not stop the people who support the healing masses of the 40-year-old Suarez.

Suarez, a graduate of Chemical Engineering and a native of Batangas, is in the country to hold healing Masses for fellow Filipinos.

He also established the Mary Mother of the Poor charitable organization in Canada. With supporters, he is building the Montemaria (mountain of Mary) shrine in Batangas. - GMANews.TV
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