Cardinal Jaime Sin

Cardinal Jaime Sin (1928-2005) was the Archbishop of Manila and the most influential Roman Catholic leader in the political and popular opposition against Ferdinand Marcos. Hailing from a family of Chinese mestizos, Jaime Sin was appointed as cardinal in 1976 and remained in the position over the following decades. He remained politically active throughout his career, and was a critical supporter of Corazon Aquino. He would later be instrumental in the show of People Power that led to the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada in 2001.

Sources:

Michelle O’Donnell, “Cardinal Jaime Sin, a Champion of the Poor in the Philippes, Is Dead at 76,” The New York Times, June 21, 2005.

See also: Philippines