Julio Rosales
Cardinal, Archbishop of Cebu
InstalledDecember 17, 1949
Term endedAugust 24, 1982
PredecessorGabriel M. Reyes
SuccessorRicardo Vidal
OrdinationJune 2, 1929
ConsecrationSeptember 21, 1946
by Guglielmo Piani
Created cardinalApril 28, 1969
by Pope Paul VI
Personal details
Birth nameJulio Rosales y Ras
Born(1906-09-18)September 18, 1906
Calbayog, Samar, Philippine Islands
DiedJune 2, 1983(1983-06-02) (aged 76)
Cebu City, Cebu
BuriedMausoleum at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
DenominationRoman Catholic
MottoTE AMARI FACIAM ("I will love you")
Coat of arms

Julio Rosales y Ras (September 18, 1906 – June 2, 1983), the second Archbishop of Cebu, was a Filipino cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. A native of Calbayog, he made his studies at the Seminary of Calbayog and was ordained in his hometown on June 2, 1929. From 1929 to 1946, he did pastoral work in the diocese of Calbayog. He was consecrated bishop of Tagbilaran on September 21, 1946.

Archbishop of Cebu

On December 17, 1949, Rosales was promoted to the metropolitan see of Cebu. During his reign, in 1965, Cebu hosted the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines.

College of Cardinals

Rosales was elevated to the college of cardinals by Pope Paul VI in the consistory of April 28, 1969 and given the titular church of Sacro Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia. He also participated in both conclaves of 1978. He resigned the pastoral government of his archdiocese, on August 24, 1982 and died less than a year later in Cebu City, his beloved episcopal city.

Styles of
Julio Rosales y Ras
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal


Julio Rosales is buried at the mausoleum of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. His mementos are currently on display at the Cathedral Museum of Cebu.


Julio Rosales was the brother of Philippine Senator Decoroso Rosales. The Senator named his grandson Julio Rosales II.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Juan C. Sison
CBCP President
Succeeded by
Lino R. Gonzaga
Preceded by
Teopisto Valderrama Alberto
CBCP President
Succeeded by
Jaime Sin
Preceded by
Gabriel M. Reyes
Archbishop of Cebu
Succeeded by
Ricardo Vidal
Preceded by
Title Created
Cardinal-Priest of Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Vitinia
Succeeded by
Mario Luigi Ciappi