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Archdiocese of Palo

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Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du
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Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du
Gonzagahaus (Archbishop's Residence)
Bukid Tabor,6501 Palo, Leyte,Philippines
P.O.Box 173, Tacloban City,6500 Leyte

Phone: (053)323-4025
Fax :(053)323-3076
Email: [email protected]

John Du was Born on October 18, 1954 He was appointed Bishop of Timici. He was ordained priest of Cebu, Philippines on June 1, 1979 after obtaining degrees in philosophy and theology from the San Carlos Seminary College in Cebu and the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City.[2] In 1997, Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu. He was named Bishop of Dumaguete on April 21, 2001. In 2012 he is the CBCP treasurer and chair of the CBCP Pension Plan. The archdiocese of Palo had 1.2 million Catholics as of 2004 and its suffragan dioceses include Borongan, Calbayog, Catarman and Naval.On February 25, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI has elevated Dumaguete Bishop John Du to Archbishop of Palo replacing the vacant see of Archbishop Jose S. Palma

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Monsignor Jaime Villanueva (2011-2012)
  • Bishop Jose S Palma (2006-2011)
  • Archbishop Pedro Rosales Dean (1985-2006)
  • Archbishop Cipriano Urgel y Villahermosa † (1973 Appointed - 1985 Died)
  • Archbishop Manuel S. Salvador † (1969 - 1972 Resigned)
  • Bishop Teotimo C. Pacis, C.M. † (1966 Appointed - 1969, Bishop of Legazpi)
  • Archbishop Lino R. Gonzaga y Rasdesales † (1951 - 12 Aug 1966, Archbishop of Zamboanga)
  • Bishop Manuel Mascariñas y Morgia † (1937 - 1951, Bishop of Tagbilaran)

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