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His Excellency
MOST REV. FERNANDO R. CAPALLA, D.D.
Archbishop of Davao
Archbishop's Residence, F. Torres St., 8000 Davao City
Tel.(082) 227-5992/Fax 221-1234

PERSONAL

Birth: November 1, 1934
Place of Birth: Leon, Iloilo
Sacerdotal Ordination:  March 18, 1961 - St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, Jaro, Iloilo City
Episcopal Ordination:  June 18, 1975 - St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, Jaro, Iloilo City

EDUCATION

    * Elementary
      Leon Central Elementary School
    * Leon, Iloilo, 1946-1949 Secondary
      Colegio de San Agustin
      Iloilo City, 1949-1950
    * Seminary Training
      San Vicente Ferrer Seminary
      Jaro, Iloilo City, 1950-1961
    * Further Studies
      St. John's University
      New York City, 1967
      MA in English Literature

EPISCOPAL MINISTRY:

  • Appointed Davao Auxiliary Bishop by Pope VI, 8 April 1975
  • Installed as second Bishop of Iligan, 26 May 1977
  • Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Marawi, 17 October 1987 -1991
  • Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue, 1990-2002
  • Appointed Co-adjutor Archbishop of Davao, June 8, 1994
  • Installed as Third Archbishop of Davao , November 28, 1996
  • Convenor, Bishops-Ulama Conference, November 29, 1996 up to the present
  • Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs, 2002 up to 2003
  • Vice-Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue, 2002 up to 2003
  • President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines , December 1, 2003

OTHER MINISTRIES:

  • Member, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, 1988 up to the present
  • Vice-Chairman, National Unification Commission, 1992-1993
  • Member, National Peace Forum, 1999-2000
  • Member, Federation of Asian Bishops Conference, Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (FABC-OEIA)
  • Honorary President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace.

AWARDS:

  • Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, from the Ateneo de Davao University, 1989
  • National Awardee, San Lorenzo Ruiz Award for Peace and Unity, 1991
  • Public Service Award for Peace, Ateneo de Manila University, July 30, 1998
  • Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Award for Peace Advocacy and Peace Building February 18, 2000 .

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