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Diocese of Tarlac

Bishop Florentino F. Cinense
Bishop  Florentino F. Cinense
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Bishop Florentino F. Cinense
Bishop's Residence F. Tañedo Street, Tarlac City 2300 Tarlac, Philippines
+63 45 982-1938
Fax :+63 45 982-1938
[email protected]

Bishop Florentino F. Cinense, D.D., PhD, STL was born on March 14, 1938 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 21, 1963 in Cabanatuan City. Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of San Jose on May 24, 1984. He was ordained on July 14, 1984. On Aug. 17, 1985, the pope appointed him Coadjutor Bishop of Tarlac. By succession, he became Bishop of Tarlac on Jan. 21, 1988.

Currently, he serves as a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs.

Bishop Cinence speaks English, Tagalog and Ilokano.

EDUCATION
* Elementary
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy
* Guimba, Nueva Ecija, 1952 Seminary Training
Mary Help of Christians Seminary
Binmaley, Pangasinan, 1957
* Further Studies
UST Central Seminary
España, Manila, 1960
Licentiate in Philosophy
* UST Central Seminary
España, Manila, 1964
Licentiate in Theology
* Angelicum University
Rome, Italy, 1973
Doctor of Philosophy

MINISTRY
* 1964-1965 - Assistant Parish Priest, Cabanatuan City
* 1965-1967 - Vicar Oeconomus and Administrator, General Natividad
* 1967-1971
* Director, Our Lady Academy
* Secretary of Bishop Reyes
* Vice President, Immaculate Conception College
* 1975-1977
* Parish Priest, Sacred Family Parish
* Director, Parochial School
* Episcopal Delegate for Various Apostolate
* Nominated Vicar General
* Official of Matrimonial Tribunal and Diocesan Consultor
* Parish Priest, Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija
* 1985
* Appointed coadjutor bishop of Tarlac and Apostolic Administrator of San Jose, Nueva Ecija on August 22
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