Fr. Florentino Bolo Jr., O.P. (File photo)

FORMER UST secretary general Fr. Florentino Bolo Jr., O.P. has been appointed socius or assistant for apostolic life of Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., Master of the Order of Preachers.

Timoner made the appointment on Nov. 22.

The socius of the master on apostolic life is tasked to oversee the apostolic dimension of the Dominicans’ life around the world.

Bolo finished medical technology in 1995, sacred theology in 2003 and a licentiate in canon law at UST. He was ordained priest in 2005.

He finished his doctorate studies in canon law at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

Bolo was born in Lipa City, Batangas and professed in the Dominican Order in 1998.

He also taught at the Faculty of Canon Law while serving as director of the Institute of Religion in the University.

Bolo served as vice rector of the UST Central Seminary and director of the Institute of Religion before his six-year appointment as the general promoter of Priestly Fraternities of the Order of Preachers in 2016. Ma. Alena O. Castillo


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