WATCH: Cebu pipe organ played to fulfill Cardinal Vidal's wish

Rc Dalaguit-de Vela, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 26 2017 05:30 PM

Cardinal Vidal wanted to play this pipe organ at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral after damage it sustained during the 2013 Visayas earthquake was repaired. But his numb fingers kept him from playing. A good friend played it on Thursday's funeral mass, fulfilling his wish. Rc Dalaguit-de Vela, ABS-CBN News


It was through the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal that a pipe organ, a traditional musical instrument in churches, was installed at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in 1996. 

The prelate was said to have wanted to play the pipe organ after damage it sustained during the 2013 Visayas earthquake was repaired, but his numb fingers kept him. 

At his funeral mass on Thursday, Cardinal Vidal got his wish. Former Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Camilo Gregorio, Vidal's good friend, played the organ as his offering for the well-loved prelate. 

Vidal, the fourth Filipino cardinal, died on Oct. 18 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

He was laid to rest on Thursday.