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Archdiocese of Zamboanga

Archbishop Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz
Archbishop Romulo Tolentino  de la Cruz
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Archbishop Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz
Centro Pastoral, P.O. Box 1, Puerto del Sol, Gov. Camins Ave., 7000 Zamboanga City, Philippines
(062)992-7668
Fax :993-2608
[email protected]

Pope Francis named Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz Archbishop of Zamboanga on March 15, 2014.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Cotabato on December 8, 1972.

On December 17, 1987 Pope John Paul II appointed him the coadjutor bishop of Isabela. Archbishop Bruno Torpigliani, the apostolic nuncio in the Philippines, consecrated him bishop on March 16, 1988.

On January 28, 1989, he succeeded José María Mendizábal Querejeta CMF, who resigned on health reasons, as the bishop of Isabela.

Pope John Paul II on 8 January 2001 appointed him to Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose de Antique. On March 16, 2002, Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz in succeeded José Raul Quimpo Martirez, who resigned on health reasons, the bishop of San Jose de Antique.

On 14 May 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the Bishop of Kidapawan. He took charge of the diocese on 19 June of the same year.

He was installed Archbishop of Zamboanga on May 4, 2014.

Archbishop Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz died on 10 December 2021, at the age of 74.
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