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John F. Du

Archbishop of Palo
Archbishop John F. Du, circa 2015.
AppointedFebruary 25, 2012
InstalledMay 9, 2012
PredecessorJose S. Palma
OrdinationJune 1, 1979
ConsecrationJanuary 6, 1998
by Ricardo Vidal
Personal details
John Forrosuelo Du

(1954-10-18) October 18, 1954 (age 69)
Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)
MottoChristus lux mea
Coat of armsJohn F. Du's coat of arms
Ordination history
Priestly ordination
DateJune 1, 1979
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorCardinal Ricardo Vidal
DateJanuary 6, 1998
PlaceCebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by John F. Du as principal consecrator
Oscar Jaime FlorencioSeptember 4, 2015
Marvyn Abrea MacedaApril 2, 2019

John Forrosuelo Du (born October 18, 1954, in Bantayan, Cebu), is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He is the Archbishop of Palo in Leyte, Philippines.[2] He was appointed to a previously vacant see left with the appointment of archbishop Jose S. Palma to the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Styles of
John Forrosuelo Du
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop


John Du was appointed Bishop of Timici. He was ordained priest of Cebu, Philippines on June 1, 1979, after obtaining degrees in philosophy and theology from the San Carlos Seminary College in Cebu and the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City.[3]

In 1997, Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu. He was named Bishop of Dumaguete on April 21, 2001. In 2012 he was CBCP treasurer and chair of the CBCP Pension Plan. The Archdiocese of Palo had 1.2 million Catholics as of 2004 and its suffragan dioceses include Borongan, Calbayog, Catarman and Naval.[3]

Archbishop of Palo

On February 25, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Du to Archbishop of Palo in succession to Jose S. Palma.[4] Du was installed at Palo Cathedral on May 9, 2012.[5]


  1. ^ "John Forrosuelo Du". David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Pope Benedict appoints new Leyte archbishop
  3. ^ a b Pope names John Du archbishop of Palo,; accessed September 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Pope names new Leyte archbishop,; accessed October 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Du installed archbishop of Palo". Philstar. May 9, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2024.
Catholic Church titles Preceded byAngel Lagdameo Bishop of Dumaguete 2001-2012 Succeeded byJulito Cortes Preceded byJose S. Palma Archbishop of Palo February 25, 2012 - Present Succeeded byIncumbent