Published: Wednesday 18 October, 2017

LOOK Body of Cardinal Vidal Arrives at Cebu Cathedral for His Wake

The wake of Cardinal Vidal has begun at the Cebu Cathedral. The body of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal arrived at the cathedral a few minutes ago where members of his family, friends, members of the clergy and dozens of grieving lay people were already waiting.

Cardinal Vidal wake

Cardinal Vidal lying in state at the Cebu Cathedral. (SunStar Philippines/Twitter)

Cardinal Vidal’s funeral arrangements have not been announced. It is understood that his wake will remain at the Cebu Cathedral until the funeral.

Ricardo Cardinal Vidal died this morning at a Cebu hospital, where he was admitted after complaining of nausea and shortness of breath. According to SunStar Cebu, he underwent a state of semi-comatose after he had gone unconscious. But Monsignor Joseph Tan, Archdiocesan spokesperson, noted that doctors later said his condition was stable. However, his heart may have up due to his age.