Pope Francis appoints Fr. Moises Cuevas auxiliary bishop of Zamboanga

Published March 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Leslie Ann Aquino and Christina Hermoso 

Pope Francis has appointed Father Moises Cuevas the auxiliary bishop of Zamboanga.

Auxiliary bishop-elect Moises Cuevas of Zamboanga. (PHOTO FROM PASTOR BONUS SEMINARY via CBCP / MANILA BULLETIN)
Auxiliary bishop-elect Moises Cuevas of Zamboanga. (PHOTO FROM PASTOR BONUS SEMINARY via CBCP / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to a Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News post, Cuevas’ appointment was made public in Rome on Thursday (March 19).

As auxiliary bishop, Cuevas will assist Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo Dela Cruz.

Born in Batangas City, Cuevas took his philosophy studies at the Pastor Bonus Seminary in Zamboanga City and theology at the Regional Major Seminary in Davao City.

He was ordained a priest for the Zamboanga archdiocese on Dec. 6, 2000.

Since then, the bishop-elect has served as parish vicar of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Zamboanga, rector of the sanctuary Nostra Signora del Pilar, and chancellor of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

He also served as administrator of the Pastoral Center and as parish priest of Santa Maria parish.

Cuevas has also been serving as director of the archdiocese’s Commission on the Clergy since 2017.

Upon his appointment, the 46-year-old bishop-elect had been serving as  parish priest of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Zamboanga.

 

 
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