Paciano Aniceto

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The Most Reverend
Paciano Aniceto
Archbishop of San Fernando
See San Fernando
In office January 31, 1989 — present
Predecessor Oscar V. Cruz
Personal details
Born (1937-03-09) March 9, 1937 (age 77)
Santa Ana, Pampanga
Denomination Roman Catholic
Archbishop Chancery, San Fernando, Pampanga

Paciano Basilio Aniceto, D.D. is the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.[1] He is the Third Archbishop to hold the Metropolitan See, which is located in San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines.


Aniceto was born on March 9, 1937 in the old town of Santa Ana. He was ordained a priest on December 23, 1962. He served various parishes under the Diocese of San Fernando (elevated to an Archdiocese on March 17, 1975 by Pope Paul VI.) He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Tuguegarao City and Titular Bishop of Tlos on April 7, 1979. He was consecrated as a Bishop on May 27, 1979. His Principal Consecrator was His Holiness Pope John Paul II and his Principal Co-Consecrators were their Eminences Duraisamy Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy and Eduardo Cardinal Martinez Somalo.

On October 20, 1983, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Iba, Zambales and served as Bishop for 5 years. Then on January 31, 1989 he was elevated to the Metropolitan See of the Archdiocese of San Fernando as Archbishop, succeeding Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz.


  1. ^ "Most Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, D.D.". CBCP Online. Retrieved 30 July 2010.