Tatlong pari mula sa Diocese of Borongan sa Eastern Samar ang itinalaga ni Pope Francis bilang mga papal chaplain.
Batay sa anunsyo ng diocese nitong Biyernes, ang mga mapapalad na pari ay sina Msgr. Eutiquio Belizar, Jr., PC; Msgr. Lope Robredillo, PC; at Msgr. Romeo Solidon, PC.
“His Holiness Pope Francis appoints three priests of the Diocese of Borongan as ‘Chaplain to His Holiness’ with the title of Monsignor,” saad sa Facebook post ng diocese.
“Because the title of monsignor historically designated a priest who served in the papal curia, all nominated Monsignors are officially considered part of the papal household, whether they serve in the Vatican or elsewhere,” paliwanag pa nito.
Isinaad din ng post kung bakit kapita-pitagan ang mga napipili bilang papal chaplain.
“In scaling back honorific positions within the Catholic Church in 2014 Pope Francis retained the category of ‘Chaplain to His Holiness’ for any and all new nominated recipients. In keeping with Pope Francis’ reforms a ‘Chaplain to His Holiness’ is only granted to a diocesan priest who is over 65 years of age,” dagdag pa ng post.