Archbishop Florentino Lavarias, head of the Archdiocese of San Fernando in Pampanga, tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, according to church officials.
The vicar general, Fr. Francis Dizon, and the chancellor, Fr. Danny Nacpil,, released a circular advising the public that Lavarias contracted the coronavirus.
But they said Lavarias, 64, “remains in stable condition.”
“The people who have been in close contact with the archbishop have been duly informed about the matter,” Dizon and Nacpil said.
“Let us all pray for his steady and speedy recovery to our Santo Cristo del Perdon y Caridad through the intercession of our Virgen de los Remedios, ing Indu ning Kapaldanan,” they added.