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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Cardinal Sin

Manila's Cardinal Sin Retiring; Successor Named

I remember Cardinal Sin as a prominant figure during the "People Power" movement in the Phillipines during the 1980s.

I was struck at his words of farewell:

"As I enter a new chapter in my twilight years, I can say with gratitude that I have given my very best to God and country."

"Please remember me kindly," the cardinal said, and asked pardon from those he "might have led astray or hurt."