The Philippines' Cardinal Jaime Sin, who has died aged 76, was a religious leader of huge influence in South East Asia.
He played a key role in toppling two former presidents - Ferdinand Marcos in 1986...
...and Joseph Estrada in 2001.
When President Gloria Arroyo took over, she enjoyed Cardinal Sin's support.
He suffered a long illness, due to kidney problems and diabetes, and had retired in November 2004.
Cardinal Sin was close to Pope John Paul II, whose death in April affected him deeply.