Manila archbishop Advincula tests positive for COVID-19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) – Manila archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula has tested positive for COVID-19, the Archdiocese of Manila said in a statement on Friday.

The Manila archdiocese added the 69-year-old archbishop has a slight fever and is undergoing quarantine. Doctors are also monitoring his condition.

"We appeal for your prayers for His Eminence (Advincula) and for all those who are sick with COVID-19," the Archdiocese of Manila said.

Advincula holds the post for almost three months now after succeeding Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who left the seat in February 2020 to serve in the Vatican as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.