Malolos Bishop Oliveros dies after lingering illness
CITY OF MALOLOS—Bulacan province mourned the loss on Friday of Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros who died after a lingering illness at the Mary Immaculate Hospital here.
He was 71. Oliveros was the first bishop of the Diocese of Malolos who died in office. A native of Quezon province, he assumed the diocese’s post in August 2004.
Born on Sept. 11, 1946, Oliveros was ordained by Pope Paul VI on Nov. 28, 1970, in Rizal Park in Manila.
Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of the Diocese of Boac on Feb. 2, 2000, and was consecrated by Archbishop Antonio Franco, former apostolic nuncio to the Philippines.
Oliveros’ remains lie at the Basilica Minore of the Immaculate Concepcion here. Interment is on May 17 after a 9 a.m. Mass.—CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE
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