Cardinal Advincula of Capiz appointed as new Manila archbishop
MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis appointed on Thursday Cardinal Jose Advincula of Capiz as the new archbishop of Manila, according to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
The CBCP said the appointment was made public in Rome at 12 noon or 7:00 p.m. in Manila.
He succeeds Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who left for Rome in February last year and is now the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Vatican.
CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles congratulated Advincula on his appointment as the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.
“I wish the archbishop-elect God’s abundant blessing in his new mission and offer him our continued prayers and support,” said Valles.
Advincula, born on March 30, 1952 in Dumalag town, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Capiz in 1976.
According to CBCP, the 68-year-old cardinal studied psychology at the De La Salle University of Manila, and canon law at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas of Manila and at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas-Angelicum in Rome.
In October last year, Pope Francis named Advincula among 13 new cardinals. The CBCP said he was elevated at a consistory on November 28 last year.
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