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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Lipa

Philippines Philippines

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Lipa / Lipen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Boac, Gumaca, Lucena, Infanta

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Patron Saint: St. Joseph the Patriarch (March 19), Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.02.02 – ...):Archbishop Gilbert Armea Garcera (64)Archbishop Gilbert Armea Garcera (64)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Lipa (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gilbert Armea Garcera (64)Archbishop Gilbert Armea Garcera (64)
(2017.02.02 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines)

Ad omnia mittam te

Born:1959.02.02 (Magarao, Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1983.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:2007.06.29

Priest of Caceres (Philippines) (1983.05.29 – 2007.04.04)

Bishop of Daet (Philippines) (2007.04.04 – 2017.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (2017.02.02 – ...)

Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles (79)Archbishop Ramon Cabrera Argüelles (79)
(2004.05.14 – 2017.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lipa (Philippines)

Servus ancillæ filius

Born:1944.11.12 (Batangas City, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1969.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.06

Priest of Manila (Philippines) (1969.12.21 – 1993.11.26)

Titular Bishop of Roscrea (1993.11.26 – 1995.08.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Manila (Philippines) (1993.11.26 – 1995.08.25)

Military Ordinary of Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (Philippines) (1995.08.25 – 2004.05.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (2004.05.14 – 2017.02.02)

Cardinal Gaudencio Borbon Rosales (91)Archbishop Gaudencio Borbon Rosales (91) (later Cardinal)
(1992.12.30 – 2003.09.15)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria in Via Latina
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Manila (Philippines)
former Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See

Si mortuum fuerit fructum affert

Born:1932.08.10 (Batangas City, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1958.03.23
Consecrated Bishop:1974.10.28
Created Cardinal:2006.03.24

Priest of Lipa (Philippines) (1958.03.23 – 1974.08.12)

Titular Bishop of Œscus (1974.08.12 – 1982.06.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Manila (Philippines) (1974.08.12 – 1982.06.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Malaybalay (Philippines) (1982.06.09 – 1984.09.14)

Bishop of Malaybalay (Philippines) (1984.09.14 – 1992.12.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1992.12.30 – 2003.09.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila (Philippines) (2003.09.15 – 2011.10.13)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Nome di Maria in Via Latina (2006.03.24 [2007.03.04] – ...)

Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See (2007.02.03 – 2011.10.13)

Apostolic Administrator of Pasig (Philippines) (2010.12.21 – 2011.04.20)

Archbishop Mariano Gaviola y Garcés
(1981.04.13 – 1992.12.30)

Parare Domino plebem perfectam

Born:1922.08.15 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1949.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1963.06.04
Died:1998.10.13 († 76)

Bishop of Cabanatuan (Philippines) (1963.03.08 – 1967.05.31)

Titular Bishop of Girba (1967.05.31 – 1981.04.13)

Military Vicar of Philippines (Philippines) (1974.03.02 – 1981.04.13)

President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (1977 – 1984)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1981.04.13 – 1992.12.30)

Archbishop Ricardo Jamin Vidal (later Cardinal)
(1973.08.22 – 1981.04.13)

Viam veritatis elegi

Born:1931.02.06 (Mogpoc, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.30
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2017.10.18 (Cebu City, Philippines † 86)

Priest of Lucena (Philippines) (1956.03.17 – 1971.09.10)

Chaplain of His Holiness (1969.06.23 – 1971.09.10)

Titular Bishop of Claterna (1971.09.10 – 1973.08.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Malolos (Philippines) (1971.09.10 – 1973.08.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1973.08.22 – 1981.04.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1981.04.13 – 1982.08.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1982.08.24 – 2010.10.15)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1985 – 1987)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense (1985.05.25 – 2017.10.18)

Archbishop Alejandro Olalia
(1972.06.20 – 1973.01.02)

Born:1913.02.26 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1940.03.23
Consecrated Bishop:1949.07.25
Died:1973.01.02 († 59)

Titular Bishop of Zela (1949.05.14 – 1950.05.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tuguegarao (Philippines) (1949.05.14 – 1950.05.06)

Bishop of Tuguegarao (Philippines) (1950.05.06 – 1953.12.28)

Bishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1953.12.28 – 1972.06.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1972.06.20 – 1973.01.02)

Bishops of Lipa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alejandro Olalia (later Archbishop)
(1953.12.28 – 1972.06.20)

(see above)

Bishop Alfredo Verzosa y Florentin
(1916.09.06 – 1951.02.25)

Born:1877.12.09 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1904.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1917.01.20
Died:1954.06.27 († 76)

Bishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1916.09.06 – 1951.02.25)

Titular Bishop of Capsa (1951.02.25 – 1954.06.27)

Bishop Joseph Petrelli (later Archbishop)
(1910.04.12 – 1915.03.30)

Born:1873.02.11 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1896.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1910.06.12
Died:1962.04.29 († 89)

Bishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1910.04.12 – 1915.03.30)

Apostolic Delegate to Philippines (1915.03.30 – 1921.05.27)

Titular Archbishop of Nisibis (1915.03.30 – 1962.04.29)

Apostolic Nuncio to Peru (1921.05.27 – 1925)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (69)

Imus (↖), San Pablo (↗), Lucena (→), Calapan (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,166 km²

Population: 3,041,821 Catholics (97.4% of 3,122,229 total)

Pastoral Centres: 65 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 207 priests (125 diocesan, 82 religious), 450 religious (159 brothers, 291 sisters), 98 seminarians

Population

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