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Archbishop Lagdameo, former CBCP head, dies at 81

Archbishop Lagdameo, former CBCP head, dies at 81

Archbishop emeritus Angel Lagdameo of Jaro, former President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. FILE PHOTO

By CBCP News

July 8, 2022

Manila, Philippines

Retired Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, died on Friday. He was 81.

The former Jaro archbishop passed away at 8:30 a.m. in Iloilo City, according to the archdiocese.

“Let us include him in our prayers and masses,” it said.

The archbishop served as CBCP President from December 2005 to December 2009.

Prior to his election, he was CBCP vice president for also two terms of four years.

Lagdameo was former chairman of the Office of Laity of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.

In the CBCP, he also served as chairman of the Episcopal Commission on the Laity from 1990 to 2000.

Lagdameo was ordained priest for the Diocese of Lucena on Dec. 19, 1964.

He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Cebu in June 1980.

In January 1986, he was designated as co-adjutor bishop of Dumaguete and then he became bishop of the diocese in May 1989.

He was named archbishop of Jaro on March 11, 2000.

Pope Francis accepted Lagdameo’s resignation at the age of 77 in 2018.

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