Pope appoints Advincula cardinal

Pope Francis announced today the elevation of Capiz Archbishop Jose Advincula, former bishop of San Carlos in Negros Occidental, to cardinal at a consistory on November 28.

The pope announced the appointment of 13 new cardinals, including Advincula, during his Sunday Angelus.

Advincula is the ninth Filipino cardinal, following cardinals Orlando Quevedo, Luis Antonio Tagle, Gaudencio Rosales, Jose Sanchez, Ricardo Vidal, Jaime Sin, Julio Rosales and Rufino Santos.

Advincula was ordained priest of Capiz on April 14, 1976, appointed Bishop of San Carlos on July 25, 2001 and was consecrated on September 8 of the same year.

On Nov. 9, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Advincula to Archbishop of Capiz.

Advincula is 68 and is among the nine new cardinals eligible to vote in a conclave. The four others are over 80s.*

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