Thomasian bishop Jose Oliveros dies at 71

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Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros, a UST alumnus, died on Friday after a long battle with prostate cancer. (Photo grabbed from CBCPNews)

THOMASIAN bishop Jose Oliveros of the Diocese of Malolos died on Friday morning after a three-year fight with prostate cancer. He was 71.

Msgr. Pablo Legazpi, vicar general of the Malolos diocese, reported that the prelate passed away at about 9 a.m.

The night before his passing, the Sacred Theology alumnus hinted on his Facebook account of what was about to come.

“No one knows; what we know is that it will happen sooner or later. We must therefore be prepared at all times to welcome Jesus when He returns,” Oliveros wrote.

Oliveros was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015.

He was ordained priest in 1970 by Pope Paul VI at the Rizal Park during the Pontiff’s pastoral visit to the Philippines.

In 2000, he was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Boac in Marinduque where he served until his reassignment to the Malolos diocese, where he served for almost 14 years.

The late bishop finished his theologiate and licentiate in sacred theology at the UST Central Seminary in 1967.

Oliveros’ remains will be at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Bulacan. Pearl Anne M. Gumapos

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