Statement on the Death of Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eraño G. Manalo

I commiserate with the faithful on the passing of the pillar and the executive minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo, Eraño G. Manalo.

For the last five decades, he showed the strength of his faith and dedication to continue his father’s vocation. He inspired charity for the poor, and encouraged others to do the same.

His passing has made us orphans but we are consoled by the legacy of his actions and the constancy of his church.

I extend my profound sympathies.