Thomasian Cardinal Jose Advincula is new Manila archbishop

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POPE FRANCIS has appointed Thomasian Cardinal Jose F. Advincula as the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila, which had been “sede vacante” for a year.

Advincula, 68, will serve as the 33rd archbishop of Manila. He will succeed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who is now at the Vatican as a prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Before being promoted to the rank of cardinal in November 2020, Advincula was the archbishop of Capiz, a post he took over in 2012. 

He was bishop of San Carlos in Negros Occidental from 2001 to 2011. 

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Advincula finished his bachelor’s degree in theology at UST and earned his licentiate degree in canon law at the Pontificia Università San Tommaso D’Aquino or the Angelicum in Rome.

He was born on March 30, 1952 in Dumalag, Capiz and was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Capiz on April 14, 1976.

In 1995, he served as rector of the St. Pius X Seminary in Roxas City, Capiz. He became parish priest of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Dao, Capiz in 1999. 

Advincula was also vice chairman of the Committee on International Eucharistic Congresses and the Office on Women of the Catholic the Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

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