|The Most Reverend|
|Metropolitan Archbishop of San Fernando|
|In office||October 27, 2014 - present|
25 September 1985|
by Oscar Cruz
12 August 2004|
by Antonio Franco
March 14, 1957|
|Previous post||Diocese of Iba|
|Motto||Voluntas Tua Delectatio Mea|
Florentino G. Lavarias
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
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 .
On July 25, 2014 Pope Francis named him as Archbishop of San Fernando (De Pampanga), succeeding Aniceto, who resigned on reaching the age limit.
- "MOST REV. FLORENTINO G. LAVARIAS, D.D.".
- Melo M. Acuna (July 25, 2014). "New San Fernando archbishop, Dipolog bishop named". CBCP News.
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