2018, July 31

Vatican grants Ilocos Norte its first IP priest, a 29-year-old deacon is set to be ordained on Tuesday, July 31, in his home-parish of Saint Gabriel in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte and those attending his first mass will receive a special plenary indulgence.

Catholic Church members in the Diocese of Laoag led by Bishop Renato Mayugba said they are excited and thankful for the rare privilege granted by the Vatican’s Apostolic Penitentiary to a deacon.

The decree, which mandates that whoever attends the first mass of Valdepeña shall receive a special plenary indulgence signed last June 28 in the name and authority of Pope Francis, by His Eminence, Mauro Cardinal Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary.

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