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.


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.