Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel, Philippines dies
Monday, February 11, 2019
In a statement, the current bishop, Allan Casicas, said, "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Most Rev. Dinualdo Gutierrez, Bishop-Emeritus of Marbel. He passed away 5:03 AM, February 10, 2019, at the Gen. Santos Doctors' Hospital." Casicas also asked people to "please pray for the repose of his soul".
Gutierrez was described by the CBCP as "a strong advocate for the environment in a province threatened by mining interests." Under him, the diocese had protested against a copper and gold mining project.
Gutierrez was suffering from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was reportedly seen with a small oxygen tank during public events.
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