Manuel del Rosario

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The Most Reverend
Manuel P. Del Rosario
Bishop of Malolos
See Malolos
In office 1961 -1977
Predecessor none
Successor Cirilo R. Almario
Ordination March 25, 1939
Personal details
Born (1915-07-01)July 1, 1915
Baao, Philippines
Died March 23, 2009(2009-03-23) (aged 93)
Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Calbayog

Manuel P. Del Rosario (July 1, 1915 – March 23, 2009) was a Filipino prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. At the time of his death, Del Rosario was the oldest Filipino bishop[1] as well as one of the oldest Catholic bishops.

Del Rosario was born in Baao, Philippines in 1915, and was ordained a priest on March 25, 1939. Del Rosario was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Calbayog and appointed Titular bishop of Zerta on May 24, 1955, and was ordained a bishop on July 25, 1955. He succeeded to bishop of Calbayog July 25, 1958, and was later appointed to bishop of Malolos Diocese on December 11, 1961 and installed March 11, 1962. In 1963, Del Rosario suffered a stroke while attending the Second Vatican Council I in Rome, leaving him paralyzed and using a wheelchair.[1] Del Rosario resigned as the bishop of Malolos due to health reasons on December 15, 1977. He died in March 2009 due to pneumonia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Johanna Camille Sisante (2009-03-23). "RP's Oldest Bishop Passes Away at 93". GMA News.TV. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 

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