John F. Du

John Forrosuelo Du, D.D. (born October 18, 1954 in Bantayan, Cebu), is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He is the Archbishop of Palo in Leyte, Philippines.[1] He was appointed to a previously vacant see left by the elevation of archbishop Jose S. Palma to the Archdiocese of Cebu.

John F. Du

Archbishop of Palo
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Du in 2015
InstalledFebruary 25, 2012
PredecessorJose S. Palma
Other post(s)Bishop of Dumaguete
Ordination1 June 1979
Consecration6 January 1998
by Ricardo Vidal
Personal details
Birth nameJohn Forrosuelo Du
Born (1954-10-18) October 18, 1954 (age 66)
Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines
DenominationRoman Catholic
Coat of armsJohn F. Du's coat of arms
Styles of
John Forrosuelo Du
Coat of Arms of John F. Du - Palo.svg
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop
Posthumous stylenot applicable


John Du was appointed Bishop of Timici. He was ordained priest of Cebu, Philippines on June 1, 1979, after obtaining degrees in philosophy and theology from the San Carlos Seminary College in Cebu and the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City.[2]

In 1997, Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu. He was named Bishop of Dumaguete on April 21, 2001. In 2012 he was CBCP treasurer and chair of the CBCP Pension Plan. The Archdiocese of Palo had 1.2 million Catholics as of 2004 and its suffragan dioceses include Borongan, Calbayog, Catarman and Naval.[2]

Archbishop of PaloEdit

On February 25, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Du to Archbishop of Palo in succession to Jose S. Palma.[3]


  1. ^ Pope Benedict appoints new Leyte archbishop
  2. ^ a b Pope names John Du archbishop of Palo,; accessed September 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Pope names new Leyte archbishop,; accessed October 21, 2016.

External linksEdit

  • Profile,; accessed 20 September 2016.
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Preceded by
Angel Lagdameo
Bishop of Dumaguete
Succeeded by
Julito Cortes
Preceded by
Jose S. Palma
Archbishop of Palo
February 25, 2012 - Present
Succeeded by