Funeral arrangements are ongoing for Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.
The church leader died in a hospital at 7:28 am on Wednesday.
He was 86 years old.
Prior to his passing, the Cardinal suffered from fever and experienced shortness of breath.
Then he slipped into a coma.
He was being revived but his blood pressure went down.
He had been confined in the hospital for one week.
Archbishop of Cebu Monsignor Joseph Tan describes this day as "a very sad day for us."