|The Most Reverend
|Archbishop of Davao|
|Installed||February 11, 2012|
|Other posts||Archbishop of Zamboanga|
July 10, 1951 |
Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
|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.
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.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of Zamboanga
Romulo T. Dela Cruz
|Archbishop of Davao
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