The Diocese of Cubao has forwarded to the Diocese of Pasig the information regarding the penalty of Ferrendae Sententiae Excommunication upon Xavier Eubra de Borja for disguising himself as a Roman Catholic Priest with the intention of deceiving the lay faithful of Cubao.
In a letter dated June 7 and sent to Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, Bishop Ongtioco mentioned that he incurred the said penalty for committing the following serious offenses: for attempting to celebrate the liturgical actions of the Eucharist though not promoted to the sacerdotal order and invalidly administering the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
In a report released by UCANews, de Borja claimed that he entered a seminary in Russia and returned to the Philippines in 2009 saying that he was an "ordained priest" on vacation.
"He even presented documents proclaiming himself a member of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine in France," the report said.
"However, a check with the Vladivostok-based Mary Mother of God Mission Society, revealed that no Filipino priest was assigned there."
Ferrendae Sententiae is a mode of excommunication consisting of an official proclamation by a local Ordinary which bars a person from attending Mass, receiving communion and participating in religious ceremonies.
This pronouncement is in effect anywhere in the world.