Church to follow up on Archbishop Camomot’s Beatification
CEBU church officials will be in Rome next month to follow up on the beatification of Cebuano cleric and former archbishop Teofilo Camomot.
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma told reporters that the delegation, which will be led by Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, will get an update from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at Vatican City.
Vidal will also follow up the cause of another Filipino would-be saint, the late Fr. Alfredo Obviar of Lipa, Batangas.
During Camomot’s 28th death anniversary held at his shrine at the Daughter of St. Therese Mother House in Valladolid, Carcar City yesterday, Palma said that once they are able to complete the documentation process, the next step will be to wait for testimonies of miracles attributed to the late bishop.
Fr. Mhar Vincent Balili, assistant postulator for Camomot’s cause, told Sun.Star Cebu that before the end of this year, they will be able to complete the diocesan process.
“PRAYER FOR THE PROCESS OF THE BEATIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD BISHOP TEOFILO B. CAMOMOT”
Almighty and ever-living God, it was your grace and the love of you that made your servant, TEOFILO CAMOMOT, devote his life as priest and bishop, a life of self-abnegation, constant prayer and generous love for the poor and the needy. Grant that his virtues provide a lasting example for all and merit the approval of the Church that he be raised to the altars.
As a sign of your benevolence to your servant’s cause, we humbly implore you to bestow upon us this favor…(mention your request) In the name of Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.