Florentino Lavarias

The Most Reverend
Florentino Lavarias
Metropolitan Archbishop of San Fernando
See San Fernando
In office October 27, 2014 - present
Predecessor Paciano Aniceto
Ordination 25 September 1985
by Oscar Cruz
Consecration 12 August 2004
by Antonio Franco
Personal details
Born (1957-03-14) March 14, 1957
Mabalacat, Pampanga
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Diocese of Iba
Motto Voluntas Tua Delectatio Mea
Styles of
Florentino G. Lavarias
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop

Florentino Galang Lavarias, D.D is the fourth Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando. He succeeded Paciano Aniceto as the Archbishop of San Fernando.

The rite of liturgical reception and canonical possession of Florentino Lavarias as the archbishop was held on October 27, 2014 at the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando.


Lavarias was born on March 14, 1957, in Santa Ines, Mabalacat, Pampanga]. 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]

Canonical Installation, Possession & Rite of Liturgical Reception

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]


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