Rolando Tirona

Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona

Archbishop of Caceres
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Tirona in 2020
See Caceres
Installed 22 November 2012
Predecessor Leonardo Legaspi, O.P., D.D.
Successor incumbent
Other post(s) Auxiliary Bishop of Manila,
Prelate of Infanta,
Bishop of Malolos
Ordination 21 April 1974
Consecration 15 November 1994
by Most Rev. Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, DD
Personal details
Born (1946-07-22) July 22, 1946 (age 75)
Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Archbishop's Palace, Elias Angeles Street, Naga City, Camarines Sur
Motto CHRISTI SUMUS (lit.'We Belong to Christ')
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Styles of
Rolando Joven Tria Tirona
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Ordination history of
Rolando Tirona
Priestly ordination
Date 21 April 1974
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecrator Most Rev. Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, D.D.
Co-consecrators Most Rev. Julio Xavier Labayen, O.C.D. D.D.
Most Rev. Teodoro Javier Buhain, Jr., D.D.
Date 29 December 1994
Place Manila Cathedral
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Rolando Tirona as principal consecrator
Most Rev. Rex Andrew C. Alarcon, D.D. 19 March 2019

Rolando Octavus Joven Tria Tirona, O.C.D., D.D. (born July 22, 1946), is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He is the Archbishop of Caceres in Naga, Philippines.[1] He was appointed to succeed the retiring Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi of Caceres.


Archbishop Rolando Tirona was Born on July 22, 1946 in Kawit, he finished his elementary and secondary education at Centro Escolar University in 1952 and 1958. He completed a degree in political science at San Beda College before he entered San Carlos Seminary in Makati to finish philosophy in 1968.[2] He entered Carmel on August 15, 1964 and solemnly professed vows on February 10, 1968. He was ordained priest on April 21, 1974 in Rome. He was ordained as bishop on December 29, 1994 at the Manila Cathedral.

He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Manila from 1994 to 1996. He was appointed apostolic administrator of Malolos in January 1996 and served as Bishop the Diocese of Malolos from 1996 to 2003. He became the Bishop of Infanta in Quezon province for nine years (2003 – 2012).[3]

Archbishop of Caceres

On September 8, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Tirona to Archbishop of Caceres, replacing the retiring Leonardo Legaspi.[2]

The Archdiocese of Cáceres is a Metropolitan See that comprises the Bicol region, while directly overseeing the third, fourth and fifth congressional districts of Camarines Sur and is centered in Naga. The Archdiocese, having been founded in 1595 in the Royal City of Nueva Caceres (modern-day Naga), is considered one of the oldest in the Philippines with Cebu, Segovia and Manila, and once had jurisdiction that stretched from Samar in the south to Isabela Province in the north. The seat of the Archdiocese is in Pilgrim City of Naga.


  1. ^ "Pope appoints Infanta bishop to Caceres: First Carmelite Prelate in the Archdiocese".
  2. ^ a b Jr, Juan Escandor. "CamSur has new bishop".
  3. ^ "Rome Appoints Tirona New Archbishop of Caceres". September 10, 2012.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Cirilo R. Almario
Bishop of Malolos
Succeeded by
Jose Oliveros
Preceded by
Julio Xavier Labayen
Prelate of Infanta
Succeeded by
Bernardino C. Cortez
Preceded by
Leonardo Legaspi
Archbishop of Caceres