Retired Archbishop Tuquib of CDO dies at 89

Retired Archbishop Tuquib of CDO dies at 89

Archbishop Emeritus Jesus Tuquib of Cagayan de Oro (1930-2019)

By CBCP News

August 1, 2019

Manila, Philippines

Retired Archbishop Jesus Tuquib of Cagayan de Oro passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 89.

The archbishop, who served the archdiocese from from 1988 until his retirement in 2006, died at the Maria Reyna-Xavier University Hospital at 5:30 p.m.

Born in Clarin, Bohol, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tagbilaran in 1959.

In 1973, Tuquib was appointed the first bishop of Pagadian, a post that held until 1984 when he was named coadjutor archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.

In 1988, he assumed the pastoral governance of the archdiocese, succeeding retired Archbishop Patrick Henry Cronin.

The remains of the prelate will be brought to the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral. Public viewing will start on Friday morning.

Archbishop Tuquib will be interred at the cathedral following a funeral Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7. CBCPNEWS