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Archdiocese of Davao

Archbishop Fernando Robles Capalla
Archbishop Fernando Robles Capalla
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Archbishop Fernando Robles Capalla
Archbishop's Residence, F. Torres Street, 8000 Davao City, P.O. Box 80418, Philippines
(82) 221-1234; 227-5992; 227-1163
Fax : (82) 227-9771
[email protected]

Archbishop Fernando Robles Capalla was born on Nov. 1, 1934 in Leon town, Iloilo province. He was ordained priest on March 18, 1961, and was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Davao by Pope Paul VI on April 8, 1975 . His episcopal ordination and installation was on June 18, 1975. The same pope appointed him as Prelate of Iligan on April 25, 1977 and he was installed on May 26, 1977. He became Bishop of Iligan when it was elevated to a diocese by Pope John Paul II on Nov 15, 1982 . He served as Apostolic Administrator of Marawi from Oct. 17, 1987 until 1991. On June 28, 1994 he was assigned Coadjutor Archbishop of Davao , and on November 6, 1996 , was appointed Archbishop of Davao. He was installed as third Davao archbishop on November 28, 1996. Archbishop Capalla is currently chairman of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences?Office of Ecumenical and Interreligous Affairs. He is also honorary president of the World Conference on Religion and Peace. Since 1988 he is a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He is also a convenor of the Bishops-Ulama Conference from 1996 up to the present. He served as president of the Catholic Bishops?Conference of the Philippines (2003-2005) and led its various commissions?s chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (1990-2002) and Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs (2002-2003), and vice chairman, of the Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (2002 up to 2003). He also served as vice chairman of the National Unification Commission (1992-1993) and member of the National Peace Forum (1999-2000). His works on interfaith dialogue gained him various awards, such as the San Lorenzo Ruiz Award for Peace and Unity (1991), Ateneo de Manila University? Public Service Award for Peace (1998), and the Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Award for Peace Advocacy and Peace Building (2000).
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