Rolando Joven Tria Tirona

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The Most Reverend
Rolando Joven Tria Tirona
O.C.D.
Archbishop of Caceres
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See Caceres
Installed September 8, 2012
Predecessor Leonardo Legaspi
Successor incumbent
Other posts Prelate of Infanta,
Bishop of Malolos
Orders
Ordination 21 April 1974
Consecration 15 November 1994
Personal details
Born (1946-07-22) July 22, 1946 (age 68)
Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Denomination Roman Catholic
Styles of
Rolando Joven Tria Tirona
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop

Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D., (born in Kawit, Cavite, July 22, 1946), is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He is the current Archbishop of Caceres in Camarines Sur, Philippines.[1] He was appointed to succeed the retiring Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi of Caceres.

Biography[edit]

Tirona finished his elementary and secondary education at Centro Escolar University in 1952 and 1958. He completed a degree in political science at San Beda College before he entered San Carlos Seminary in Makati to finish philosophy in 1968.[2] He was appointed apostolic administrator of Malolos on January 1996 and installed Bishop of Malolos on January 28, 1997. He was named Bishop of Infanta on June 28, 2003, and was installed on August 27, 2003, at the Prelature of Infanta in Quezon province.[3]

Archbishop of Caceres[edit]

On September 8, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Tirona to Archbishop of Caceres, replacing the retiring Leonardo Legaspi.[4]

The Archdiocese of Cáceres is a Metropolitan See that comprises the Bicol region, while directly overseeing the third, fourth and fifth congressional districts of Camarines Sur. The Archdiocese, having been founded in 1595 in the Royal City of Nueva Caceres (now Naga City), is considered one of the oldest in the Philippines with Cebu, Segovia and Manila, and once had jurisdiction that stretched from Samar in the south to Isabela Province in the north. The seat of the Archdiocese is in Naga City, also known as the Queen City of Bicol.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Cirilo R. Almario
Bishop of Malolos
December 14, 1996 – June 28, 2003
Succeeded by
Jose F. Oliveros
Preceded by
Julio Xavier Labayen
Prelate of Infanta
June 28, 2003 – September 8, 2012
Vacant
Preceded by
Leonardo Legaspi
Archbishop of Caceres
September 8, 2012 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent