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Jaime Sin

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Jaime Sin, also Jaime Lachica Sin (31 August 1928 – 21 June 2005) (Chinese name: 辛海梅; 辛海棉 Xīn Hǎiméi; Xīn Hǎimián), was a Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila known for his instrumental role in the People Power Revolution, which toppled the regime of Ferdinand Marcos and installed Corazon Aquino as president of the Philippines. During his reign, he was considered an influential and charismatic leader of the Filipino people having led another "people power" in 2001. He died at the age of 76 on 21 June 2005 due to complications to the kidney as a result of diabetes.

Cardinal Sin was only the third native Filipino Archbishop of Manila, following centuries of Spanish, American and Irish episcopacy. He led the Archdiocese of Manila as its archbishop and was made cardinal by Pope Paul VI. As Archbishop of Manila, he was widely considered Primate of the Philippines, though no formal dignity has ever been attached to the archdiocese. He retired as the Archbishop of Manila on 15 September 2003, having reached the age of retirement for bishops under Canon Law, and was succeeded by Gaudencio Rosales.

His title and surname as Cardinal Sin were the source of many jokes in the Philippines and the Philippine Catholic community, such as "The greatest sin of all...Cardinal Sin", and his own pun: "Welcome to the house of Sin" referring to his official residence, Villa San Miguel.


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  • Tight labour market until 2030, two Popes made saints | ...

      Blog Source: mothership.sg | 3 months ago
    The timing of Pope's visit coincidentally coincided with two political events involving Catholics in the region – The Feb 1986 People Power Revolution led by Catholic Cardinal Jaime Sin that resulted in the departure of President Ferdinand ..
  • CAn this really be true about politics here?

      Blog Source: www.livinginindonesiaforum.org | 3 months ago
    The classic comment was by Cardinal Sin (yes, his name really is/was Jaime Sin) of Manila during the Marcos reign. When Corazon Aquino ran for election, the cronies financed vote buying at the village level. The cardinal actually made a ...
  • Philippine sin tax experience offers lessons for East Asia ...

      Blog Source: www.interaksyon.com | 5 months ago
    The 'seven wins' of the Philippines' sin tax law for the youth, the poor, health, economy, farmers, governance, and future are now raising the interest of international organizations and other governments in the Asia-Pacific Region. ...

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