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Archbishop Jose Advincula joins College of Cardinals

Updated: May 17, 2022

by Margaux Salcedo

After praying the Angelus and giving his reflection today, 25 October 2020, at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis announced the nomination of Capiz Archbishop Jose Fuerte Advincula, D.D. to the College of Cardinals.

This means that he would be raised to the rank of cardinal at a consistory scheduled for November 28, 2020.

Archbishop Advincula

Archbishop Advincula was ordained priest of Capiz, Philippines on April 14, 1976.

He was appointed Bishop of San Carlos on July 25, 2001, and was consecrated on September 8, 2001.

On November 9, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI elevated him to Archbishop of Capiz replacing retiring Archbishop Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo.

Complete List of Nominated Cardinals

Aside from Archbishop Advincula, Pope Francis also appointed one more archbishop from Asia: Mons. Cornelius Sim, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei.

Here is the complete list of appointed Cardinals:

  • Mons. Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops

  • Mons. Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

  • Mons. Antoine Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali

  • Mons. Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington

  • Mons. Celestino Aós Braco, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile

  • Mons. Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Archbishop of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino

  • Fra Mauro Gambetti OFM Conv, Custos of the Convent of Assisi

  • Mons. Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, Archbishop emeritus of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

  • Mons. Silvano Maria Tommasi, Permanent Observer emeritus to the UNO

  • Fra Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household

  • Mons. Enrico Feroci, Parish Priest of the Sanctuary of Divino Amore

And from Asia:

  • Mons. José Advíncula, Archbishop of Cápiz

  • Mons. Cornelius Sim, Vicar Apostolic of Brunei

Congratulations to our new Cardinals. Let us pray for them!

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