Cardinal Vidal, bishops tell President Aquino, Binay, entire government to resign

TIME TO RESIGN. Former Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal (seated) talks to reporters about the call for President Aquino to step down over the handling of the Maguindanao encounter that led to the killing of 44 Special Action Force commandos. (Photo taken from the Facebook page of the National Transformation Council)

Former Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal yesterday, along with church leaders and former government officials, called on President Benigno Aquino III to step down along with Vice President Jejomar Binay and the entire government. “Various assemblies convened by the National Transformation Council (NTC) strongly articulated that the President should step down,” Vidal said in a…

Cardinal Vidal recounts many roles as Cebu archbishop

Cardinal Vidal, Cebu archbishop emeritus, says Cebuanos are a special people.

He hadn’t wanted the task of overseeing the Catholic Church in Cebu but has come to love the Cebuanos. When Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu in the 1980s, he begged off from the job. He hailed from Luzon and did not speak a single word of Bisaya and foresaw…