By J. Jala | 09:49 PM October 25, 2020
Capiz Archbishop Jose F. Advincula, DD is the newest Filipino addition to the College of Cardinals, in an announcement released by the Vatican earlier today.
Archbishop Advincula finished theology and canon law studies in the University of Santo Tomas.
Prior to his appointment as Capiz Archbishop, Archbishop Advincula was bishop of San Carlos. He also handled administrative positions in the St. Pius X Seminary, Immaculate Conception School of Theology, and the St. Joseph Regional Seminary.
Archbishop Advincula will join Filipino cardinals Luis Antonio Tagle, Gaudencio Rosales, and Orlando Quevedo, and will be among the 13 new cardinals in the Consistory called for such purpose on November 28.
Advincula becomes the ninth Filipino cardinal, following cardinals Orlando Quevedo, Luis Antonio Tagle, Gaudencio Rosales, Jose Sanchez, Ricardo Vidal, Jaime Sin, Julio Rosales and Rufino Santos.
At 68, he is among the nine new cardinals eligible to vote in a conclave. The four others are over 80s.
He will also be the fourth living Filipino cardinals, alongside with Rosales, Quevedo and Tagle, who is the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
Both Rosales and Quevedo are over 80 and are no longer eligible to take part in a conclave when the time comes to elect a new pope.
The cardinal-elect has been serving as archbishop of Capiz since January 2012.
Born in Dumalag, Capiz, he was ordained priest for the Capiz archdiocese in 1976.
In 2001, he was appointed bishop of San Carlos, a post he served for 10 years until he was transferred to Capiz as its fourth archbishop.
In the Philippine bishops’ conference, Advincula is currently the vice-chairman of the Committee on International Eucharistic Congress and the Office on Women. With reports from University of Sto. Tomas, Vatican News