MANILA, Philippines – The politically influential Iglesia ni Cristo’s leader Eraño “Ka Erdy” Manalo died on Monday of cardio-pulmonary arrest. He was 84.
Manalo was executive minister of the two-million-strong Iglesia ni Cristo (INC, or Church of Christ), founded by Eraño’s father Felix Manalo in 1914.
Ka Erdy took over the administration of the church after his father’s death in 1963, serving as executive minister of INC for 46 years. The INC firmly believes that Bro. Felix was a mere instrument of God in re-establishing the Church.