Browsing All posts tagged under »Msgr. Cristobal Garcia«

Nat’l Museum to carbon-date items to determine if ivory is illegal

November 21, 2012


A government team yesterday announced that at least six religious images in the collection of controversial priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia that were made of ivory. But the joint team of personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) cannot yet determine if the ivory icons were sourced […]

Loyal friends of Msgr. Cris wish him strength

September 30, 2012


In the furor over ivory icons and a priest’s dark past that has resurfaced after 28 years, close friends and supporters of Msgr. Cristobal Garcia wait for  the storm to pass. Santiago “Sonny” Academia, head of the Bukas Loob sa Diyos community in Cebu,  said their members were alarmed to read about the controversies in […]

Sto. Niño icons – Garcia’s devotion since childhood

September 26, 2012


  Msgr. Cristobal Garcia’s collection of religious icons and paintings are a familiar sight during Cebu’s biggest fiesta honoring the Sto. Niño, of which he has been a devotee since childhood. These would be displayed in exhibits to celebrate the feast day of the Holy Child Jesus every third Sunday of January. Icons of different […]

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012


A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]