Fri. May 27th, 2022

Davao archbishop Romulo Valles will be serving another five years as member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) of the Vatican after he was recently reappointed to the post by Pope Francis.

According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), former CBCP president received his reappointment on March 29 and was only made public by the archdiocese on April 18.

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It said the reappointment was conveyed by the Vatican’s Secretariat of State to Archbishop Arthur Roche, prefect of the Vatican department, on March 18.

In his letter to Roche, Valles said he was surprised at being given another chance to serve in the dicastery.

He added that “it is a joy to serve the Church in this manner” and to represent the Philippines in the dicastery, after accepting his reappointment.

It was in October 2016 when Valles along with 26 other bishops was appointed by the Holy Father as members of the CDW.

He also served as chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Liturgy from 2001 to 2009.

The Vatican office handles matters regarding the liturgical dimensions of Church life, particularly in matters of fostering and safeguarding the discipline and proper celebration of the liturgy.

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