PH’s oldest Dominican priest dies

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MANILA, Dec. 10, 2015— The oldest Dominican priest in the Philippines died on Wednesday, according to a report from the student publication of the University of Sto. Tomas.

Fr. Pedro Traqueña (Photo: UST Facebook)

96-year old Fr. Pedro Traqueña passed away in the evening of Dec. 9, a week after his birthday.

The Varsitarian said the priest received a lifetime achievement award from the Dominican-run UST for his “exemplary service” in catering to the spiritual needs of patients at the university hospital.

Traqueña served for several years as the UST hospital as chaplain.

Born on Dec. 2, 1919, the priest also spent years of his missionary work in the Babuyan Islands as national promoter of the National Association of the Holy Name Society in the Philippines. (CBCP News)

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