ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Nov. 15) -- Bishop Jose F. Advincula of San Carlos, Negros Occidental has been designated Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Capiz.
Capiz archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo, who has served the Archdiocese of Capiz for 25 years, revealed that Advincula will replace him after his retirement.
Gordoncillo said that during his recent visit to Rome together with Fr. Edsel Delfin, Pope Benedict XVI appointed the 59-year old Bishop to replace him.
Advincula was born in Dumarao, Capiz and was ordained priest on March 4, 1976. His Episcopal ordination was on September 8, 2001.
He finished his secondary education at the St. Pius X Seminary in 1968 and his Philosophy course at the same institution in 1972.
In 1972, Advincula finished his Theology course at the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary in Manila, and he was also a JCL/JCD candidate from the UST-Manila and Rome in 1986.
Advincula is a degree holder in Master in Education in Guidance and Counseling from De La Salle University, Manila in 1983.
The newly designated archbishop of Capiz served as a spiritual director, professor and dean of studies and principal of St. Pius X Seminary and became the dean of studies at the Immaculate Concepcion School of Theology at Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
He also became the spiritual director and professor of the St. Joseph Regional Seminary in Jaro, Iloilo, a judicial vicar, papal chaplain, and parish priest of St. Tomas de Villanueva Parish in Dao, Capiz before he became the Bishop of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental in July 25, 2001.
On the other hand, Gordoncillo revealed that after his retirement as archbishop of Capiz, he will remain in the province to head the archdiocese as apostolic administrator with powers of an ordinary bishop until Advindcula’s investiture which has not yet been set.