José S. Palma
José Serofia Palma O.P., D.D. (born 19 March 1950) is a Filipino prelate who is currently serving as the Archbishop of Cebu since 15 October 2010. He had previously served as Archbishop of Palo in Leyte. He also served as president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines from 2011 to 2013.
José S. Palma
|Archbishop of Cebu|
|Appointed||15 October 2010|
|Installed||13 January 2011|
|Predecessor||Ricardo Cardinal Vidal|
|Ordination||21 August 1976, Archdiocese of Jaro|
|Consecration||13 January 1998|
by Gian Vincenzo Moreni
|Born||19 March 1950|
Dingle, Iloilo, Philippines
|Alma mater||St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary|
St. Joseph Regional Seminary
Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas
Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas
|Motto||Latin: Non nobis Domine ("Not to us O Lord", Psalm 115:1)|
|Coat of arms|
José S. Palma
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Palma was born in Dingle, Iloilo in the Archdiocese of Jaro. He studied philosophy at St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary and theological studies at the St. Joseph Regional Seminary. He received his licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Jaro on 21 August 1976.
Palma earned a doctorate from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, Angelicum in Rome in 1987 with a dissertation entitled Death as an act : a dialogue in eschatology with contemporary theologians.
After a year as assistant priest at the Jaro Cathedral, he taught at his alma mater, St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary. After his studies in Rome, he became rector of the Seminary until he was appointed rector of the Major seminary of the Metropolitan Province of Jaro-the St. Joseph Regional Seminary, in 1988. Meanwhile, he also held various positions in several diocesan commissions. In 1997 he was made parish priest of the Parish of St Anthony of Padua in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo (Archdiocese of Jaro). On 28 November 1997, Pope John Paul II appointed him Titular Bishop of Vazari Diddi and Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu. He was consecrated on 13 January 1998. Exactly a year later, he was made Bishop-Ordinary of the See of Calbayog.
Archbishop of PaloEdit
Archbishop of CebuEdit
On 15 October 2010 he was appointed Archbishop of Cebu, replacing Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, who had been archbishop for 29 years. He was installed on 13 January 2011 at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. He served as Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines from 1 December 2009 until 11 July 2011 on which he was elected president.
- RINUNCIA DELL’ARCIVESCOVO METROPOLITA DI CEBU (FILIPPINE) E NOMINA DEL SUCCESSORE Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Giga Catholic.org
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Resignations and Appointments, 11.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
|Catholic Church titles|
Pedro R. Dean
| Archbishop of Palo
John F. Du
| Archbishop of Cebu
Nereo P. Odchimar
| CBCP President
Socrates B. Villegas