The Diocese of San Pablo in the region of Laguna has warned its followers against a certain Father Michael P Caadan after they received information that he is fact not a priest at all.
According to a CBCP News post this past week, San Pablo Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico made the information public after receiving a letter from Fr. Ludgerio Martins da Silva, chancellor of the Diocese of Dili in East Timor, where Caadan, the fake priest came from.
In a letter dated February 27, Famadico said da Silva told him that the diocese has never had a priest named “Padre Michael P. Caadan.”
“Thank you for sending us the document. We are surprised to this weird document. In early year of 2000, we restarted our Curia and Mons. Carlos Belo did ordain three priests that year but not with “Mr. Michael Caadan” which Congregation of Santissima Trinidade never exist in Timor Leste,” Da Silva’s letter read.
Caadan regularly celebrates Mass at the Vicariate of St. Polycarp in Cabuyao, Laguna, claiming to be a missionary priest of the “Missionarios do Santissima Trinidad,” and affiliated with the Tahanan ni Maria in Carmona, Cavite.