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Ai-Ai and other Papal Awardees

Ai-Ai and other Papal Awardees

In the ‘50s, our seaside town Unisan (Quezon) was excited over the visit of Bishop Alfredo Obviar to confer a Papal Award on a prominent lady, Doña Irene Vera Cruz. Even the Catholic newspaper The Sentinel gave the event a one-page spread. Didn’t really know its significance, but elders explained the award came all the way from Rome, recognizing Doña Irene’s services and contributions to the Catholic Church. When she died she willed all her wealth to the diocese of Lucena, Quezon’s capital.