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Archbishop Named for Capiz, Philippines

CAPIZ, Philippines, NOV. 9, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has named the bishop of San Carlos as the metropolitan archbishop of Capiz.

Jose Advincula of San Carlos, 59, succeeds Archbishop Onesimo Gordoncillo, 76.

Archbishop Advincula had served as the bishop of San Carlos since 2001. He is a native of Dumalag.

The Archdiocese of Capiz has some 715,000 Catholics served by around 110 priests and 120 religious.

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