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Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumalak (29 September 1944 – 17 June 2017) was a Filipino Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines[1] He was the incumbent Military Ordinariate of the Philippines since 2005 until his death in 2017.

The Most Reverend
Leopoldo Tumulak
Military Ordinariate of the Philippines
Leopoldo S. Tumulak.jpg
Church Roman Catholic Church
Appointed 15 January 2005
Term ended 17 June 2017
Predecessor Ramon Arguelles
Successor vacant
Ordination 20 March 1971
Consecration 12 January 1987
by Ricardo Vidal
Personal details
Birth name Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumulak
Born 29 September 1944
Santander, Cebu, Philippine Commonwealth
Died 17 June 2017(2017-06-17) (aged 72)
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (1987–1992)

Bishop of Tagbilaran (1992–2005)

Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (2005–2017)
Motto "Unitas in Caritate'" (Unity in Love)
Coat of arms Leopoldo Tumulak's coat of arms
Styles of
Leopoldo S. Tumulak
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Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Grace


Early life and educationEdit

Tumalak was born in Santander, Cebu. He went to Mainit Primary School and Santander Elementary School for his primary and elementary education. He studied High School in St. Mary's Academy. He went to study Philosophy in Seminario Menor de San Carlos and Theology in Seminario Major due San Carlos in Cebu. He takes MA in Educational Administration in Colegio due San Jose Recoletos.[2]

Priesthood and Auxiliary BishopEdit

He was ordained as priest on 30 March 1970. Pope John Paul II appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu in 1987.[citation needed]

Bishop of TagbilaranEdit

Bishop Tumulak was appointed as Bishop of Tagbilaran on 28 November 1992.[citation needed]

Military Ordinariate of the PhilippinesEdit

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Military Ordinariate of the Philippines on 15 January 2005.[citation needed]


Tumulak died on 17 June 2017 at a hospital in San Juan City, Manila, Philippines from pancreatic cancer, aged 72.[3]


  1. ^ David M. Cheney. "Bishop Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumulak profile". Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "MOST REV. LEOPOLDO S. TUMULAK, D.D." Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Christina I. Hermoso (18 June 2017). "Ecclesiastical pastor of military passes away". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Felix Sanchez Zafra
Roman Catholic Bishop of Tagbilaran
28 November 1992 – 15 January 2005
Succeeded by
Leonardo Y. Medroso
Preceded by
Ramon Arguelles
Military Ordinariate of the Philippines
January 15, 2005 – June 17, 2017
Succeeded by