Florentino Lavarias

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Fernando
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Archbishop Lavarias during the Rite of Canonical Possession at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando.
ProvinceSan Fernando
SeeSan Fernando
AppointedJuly 25, 2014
InstalledOctober 27, 2014
PredecessorPaciano Aniceto
Ordination25 September 1985
by Oscar Cruz
Consecration12 August 2004
by Antonio Franco
Personal details
Born (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957 (age 65)
Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)Diocese of Iba
Alma materHoly Angel University
San Carlos Seminary
MottoVoluntas Tua Delectatio Mea
Coat of arms
Florentino Lavarias
Styles of
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Florentino Galang Lavarias is a Filipino bishop of the Catholic church. He is the fourth and current archbishop of San Fernando. He succeeded Paciano Aniceto as the Archbishop of San Fernando. He had previously served as the fourth Bishop of Iba.


Lavarias was born on March 14, 1957, in Santa Ines, Mabalacat. He graduated in college at the Holy Angel University in 1978 before entering the San Carlos Seminary. He was ordained a priest on September 26, 1985, at the Our Lady of Grace Parish. He served various parishes under the Archdiocese of San Fernando. He was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Iba. He was consecrated on August 12, 2004, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando. His consecrator was then the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Antonio Franco while his co-consecrators are Paciano Aniceto and Gaudencio Rosales .[1]

On July 25, 2014, Pope Francis named him as Archbishop of San Fernando (De Pampanga), succeeding Aniceto, who resigned on reaching the age limit.[2]


  2. ^ Melo M. Acuna (July 25, 2014). "New San Fernando archbishop, Dipolog bishop named". CBCP News. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)