Romulo Valles

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The Most Reverend
Romulo Valles
D.D.
Archbishop of Davao
See Davao
Installed February 11, 2012
Predecessor Fernando Capalla
Successor incumbent
Other posts Archbishop of Zamboanga
Personal details
Born (1951-07-10) July 10, 1951 (age 63)
Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Styles of
Romulo Valles
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style not applicable

Romulo Geolina Valles, D.D. (born July 10, 1951) is the current Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Davao in the City of Davao, on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. He was the former Archbishop of Zamboanga before being appointed to the Davao see.

Biography[edit]

He was ordained a priest on 6 April 1976 at the age of 24. On 6 August 1997, aged 46, he was elevated to a bishop, and appointed to Kidapawan, Philippines. After 9 years, he was elevated to Archbishop of Zamboanga on 13 November 2006. He was appointed Archbishop of Davao on February 12, 2012, Valles took over the Davao archdiocese from Archbishop Fernando Capalla, 77, whose resignation has been accepted by the pontiff. The new archbishop was installed in a solemn liturgical rite of reception in which he canonically took possession of the metropolitan cathedral church, the San Pedro Cathedral, on May 22, 2012, in the presence of Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, cardinals, other archbishops, bishops, priests, and laity from Davao City, and all over the country.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Carmelo Morelos
Archbishop of Zamboanga
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Romulo T. Dela Cruz
Preceded by
Fernando Capalla
Archbishop of Davao
2012–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent