The Canonical Installation of Most Rev. Jose F. Advincula, Jr., D.D. as 3rd Metropolitan Archbishop of Capiz was conducted January 11, 2012 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in a Eucharistic celebration at the Immaculate Concepcion Metropolitan Cathedral, Roxas City Philippines. He was appointed by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI as 3rd Metropolitan Archbishop of Capiz last Nov. 9, 2011. He succeeded His Excellency Archbishop Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo, who will resign when he turns 75 in February 2012 and served for 25 years as Archbishop Emeritus in the Archdiocese of Capiz. His installation was headed by the Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto.
Archbishop Advincula, 59, is a native of Dumalag, Capiz. He was born on March 30, 1952. He was ordained priest on March 4, 1976 and Episcopal Ordination last September 8, 2001. Before his installation, Most Rev. Jose F. Advincula, Jr. was assigned as Bishop of the San Carlos City, Negros Occidental from July 25, 2001. He finished high school and philosophy at St. Pius X Seminary, Lawa-an, Roxas City, and theology at the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary in Manila. He earned a master of arts degree in guidance and counseling from the De La Salle University in 1983 and subsequently studied canon law at UST and in Rome.
Msgr. Advincula will head Archdiocese of Capiz with 715,128 Catholics, 113 priests and 122 religious. The diocese of Capiz was created on Jan. 27, 1951 and elevated to archdiocese on Jan. 17, 1976. The archdiocese comprises the whole province of Capiz and Roxas City as well as the satellite dioceses of Kalibo and Romblon.