Pope appoints Cuevas as apostolic administrator of Zamboanga archdiocese

Published August 12, 2021, 2:54 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Moises Cuevas as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

Photo courtesy Archdiocese of Zamboanga

Cuevas, the current auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese, was appointed apostolic administrator “sede plena” on August 11.

CBCP News said “sede plena” is a term used to signify that a see is still occupied by a bishop.

Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo de la Cruz, who is recovering from a stroke, continues to be the head of the archdiocese.

But as administrator, Cuevas will have “all the powers and duties of a diocesan bishop”.

Born in Batangas, Moises was ordained a priest for the Zamboanga archdiocese in 2000.

On March 19, 2020, the Pope appointed him as auxiliary bishop of Zamboanga.

The 47-year old was ordained to episcopacy and was officially installed to his post on Aug. 24 of the same year.