Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Iglesia Ni Cristo Leader Dies

MANILA, Philippines - Eraño "Ka Erdy" Manalo, the executive minister of the largest religious sect in the country, Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), died Monday. He was 84.

Bienvenido Santiago, INC spokesman, said Manalo passed away at 3:53 p.m. in his home in San Juan. His body lies in state at the INC's central temple in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

Santiago said that according to Manalo’s doctor, Rey Melchor Santos, the INC head died of cardio-pulmonary arrest.

Manalo has also reportedly been suffering from prostate cancer.

Manalo took the over adminstration of the religious organization after the death of his father, Felix Manalo, in April 12, 1963.

He was instrumental in the expansion of the church, which has millions of members nationwide and across the globe. (ABS-CBN)

Link: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/09/01/09/inc-leader-dies

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