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Marbel bishop emeritus Gutierrez dies

Church • 17:04 PM Sun Feb 10, 2019
Edwin O. Fernandez
Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez fighting for his life in a hospital in Gen. Santos City. He breath his last at 5:03 a.m. Feb. 10, 2019. (contributed photo)

KORONADAL CITY – Bishop Emeritus Dinualdo Gutierrez of Marbel diocese has passed
away Sunday morning at a hospital in Gen. Santos City, the diocese announced

He was 79 years

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, Marbel Bishop Allan Casicas said in a statement. Please pray for the repose of his souls, he added.Gutierrez, who
would have turned 80 on February 20, died of lingering illness.

former head of the Church’s National Secretariat for Social Action (Nassa), served
the Marbel diocese for 35 years.

He retired
when he reached 75 but stayed on until his replace, Bishop Casicas, was
appointed in April last year. Image may contain 1 person sitting sand// Known for his
strong stance against environmental destruction and mining, Gutierrez led the
diocese in opposing the copper and gold project of the foreign mining firm in
Tampakan, South Cotabato.

The diocese is
yet to announce the schedule of the prelate’s burial. (Edwin O. Fernandez) Image may contain 1 person standing and outdoor sand//

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