UST Hospital chaplain passes away at 69

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UST HOSPITAL chaplain Fr. Hector Mariñas, O.P. died on Saturday following cardiac arrest, at the Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was 69.

Mariñas obtained his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and sacred theology at the UST Ecclesiastical Faculties in 1972 and 1976, respectively.

He also earned a master’s degree in education major in mathematics from the University of Philippines in Diliman in 1983.

On December 16, 1976, Mariñas was ordained into priesthood by the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin and was assigned in a mission station in Mati, Davao Oriental.

He also served as parish priest of the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Camiguin Island from January 1993 to April 1995.

His remains were laid to rest at the Santuario de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City on Tuesday.

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