Bishops offer prayers for Dolphy

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm 

MANILA, July 11 — Several Catholic prelates have offered prayers for the eternal repose of the soul of Philippine cinema’s Comedy King, Dolphy, who succumbed to multiple organ failure Tuesday night at the age of 83.

Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said many members of the clergy were saddened on the death of Dolphy, Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr. in real life.

“We pray that the Lord will bring him soon to his kingdom,” Bastes said.

He also prayed for the Lord to appoint Dolphy as His court jester to make Heaven a merrier state.

For his part, Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said may the late actor find true happiness "in God’s house, our home."

“Eternal rest grant unto Dolphy, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen,” Arguelles said.

Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said that Dolphy has lived a meaningful life and his death remind people that there is an end to one’s mortal existence.

“It is important that we discover and develop the talents the Lord has given us for the service of others and to thank the giver of blessings and talents,” Ongtioco said.

Archbishop of Iloilo Angel Lagdameo thanked God for the gift of Dolphy, whom he called a classic entertainer.

“Dolphy, who served the country with his more than 200 films making all kinds of viewers cry and laugh through their shared experiences in life. May he rest in peace,” Lagdameo said. (PNA) LAM/FGP/ssc

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