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Manila archbishop suspends priest after scuffle with bishop

June 07, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula has suspended a priest who was involved in a physical confrontation with a retired bishop.

Father Alfonso Valeza has been deprived of his priestly faculties after his scuffle with BIshop Antonio Tobias, the 82-year-old former head of the Novaliches diocese. Church sources report that the priest refused an order to seek counseling for his violent behavior.

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