Francisco Mendoza de Leon

Francisco Mendoza de León, D.D. (born June 11, 1947) is a Filipino prelate of the Catholic Church and bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo.[1]


Francisco Mendoza de León

Bishop of Antipolo
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseAntipolo
SeeNational Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
InstalledSeptember 10, 2016
PredecessorGabriel Villaruz Reyes
Orders
OrdinationJune 28, 1975
by Jaime Lachica Sin
ConsecrationSeptember 1, 2007
by Gaudencio Borbón Rosales
Sócrates Buenaventura Villegas (co-consecrator)
Gabriel Villaruz Reyes (co-consecrator)
Personal details
Born (1947-06-11) June 11, 1947 (age 74)
La Huerta, Parañaque, Philippines
Previous post(s)
MottoJESU, IN TE CONFIDO
Coat of armsFrancisco Mendoza de León's coat of arms

BiographyEdit

De León was born June 11, 1947, in La Huerta, Parañaque, Philippines.[2] He was ordained a priest on June 28, 1975, by Manila Cardinal-Archbishop Jaime Lachica Sin.

On June 27, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Antipolo and Titular Bishop of Boseta. He was consecrated on September 1, 2007, by Gaudencio Borbón Rosales, the Cardinal-Archbishop of Manila; the co-consecrators were Sócrates Buenaventura Villegas, Bishop of Balanga, and Gabriel Villaruz Reyes, Bishop of Antipolo.[1]

On January 25, 2013, after the resignation of the Most Rev. Deogracias Iñiguez Jr., due to his health condition, Bishop de León was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Kalookan

On November 22, 2015, Pope Francis, appointed him Coadjutor Bishop of Antipolo after serving as auxiliary bishop for almost eight years. He succeeded Reyes as Bishop of Antipolo on September 10, 2016, upon the Reyes' retirement.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cheney, David M. "Bishop Francisco Mendoza de Leon". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved June 16, 2018.self-published
  2. ^ "Diocese of Antipolo". Claretion Communications Foundation. Retrieved 19 April 2019.