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Archdiocese of Capiz

Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo
Archbishop Onesimo C.  Gordoncillo
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Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo
Archbishop's Residence P.O. Box 44 Roxas City, 5800 Capiz, Philippines
+63 36 621-0327
Fax :+63 36 621-1053, 621-5595 (Chancery Office)
[email protected]

Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo, DD, PHL, STL was born on Feb. 16, 1935 in Jimalalud, Negros Oriental. He was ordained a priest on March 18, 1961. Pope Paul VI appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of Dumaguete on March 14, 1974. He was ordained bishop on May 27, 1974. On July 3, 1976 the pope appointed him Bishop of Tagbilaran. He was appointed Archbishop of Capiz on June 18, 1986. His installation took place on Aug. 27, 1986.

He is co-founder of Bohol Diocesan Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Currently, he serves as a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Missions.

Archbishop Gordoncillo speaks English, Tagalog, Visaya.

* Elementary
Jimalalud Elementary School
* 1943-1949 Secondary
Sacred Heart Seminary
Bacolod City, 1949-1954
* College
UST Central Seminary
Manila, 1954-1961
* MA Guidance and Counselling
Mankato State University
Minnesota, USA, 1964-1965

* 1961-1964 - Professor, St. Joseph Seminary, Dumaguete City
* Parish Assistant, Dumaguete Cathedral Parish
* 1966-1969 - Rector, St. Joseph Seminary, Dumaguete City
* 1969-1972 - Parish Priest, Dauin, Negros Oriental
* 1971- Chancellor, Dumaguete Chancery Office
* 1972-1976 - Parish Priest, Dumaguete Cathedral Parish
* 1974-1976 - Auxiliary Bishop, Dumaguete Diocese
* 1976-1986 - Bishop, Tagbilaran Diocese
* 1986-present - Archbishop, Capiz Archdiocese
* 11 years in the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy, CBCP
* Second Vice President, International Committee on English in the Liturgy,
Washington, DC
* Member, CBCP Permanent Council
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