John F. Du

The Most Reverend
John F. Du
Archbishop of Palo

Du in 2015
Province Leyte
See Palo
Installed February 25, 2012
Predecessor Jose S. Palma
Successor incumbent
Other posts Bishop of Dumaguete
Ordination 1 June 1979
Consecration 6 January 1998
Personal details
Birth name John Forrosuelo Du
Born (1954-10-18) October 18, 1954
Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Denomination Roman Catholic

John Forrosuelo Du, D.D. (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.[1] He was appointed to a previously vacant see left by the elevation of archbishop Jose S. Palma to the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Styles of
John Forrosuelo Du
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Archbishop
Posthumous style not applicable


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.[2]

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.[2]

Archbishop of Palo

On February 25, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI elevated Du to Archbishop of Palo replacing the vacant see of Archbishop Jose S. Palma.[3]


  1. Pope Benedict appoints new Leyte archbishop
  2. 1 2 Pope names John Du archbishop of Palo,; accessed September 20, 2016.
  3. Pope names new Leyte archbishop,; accessed October 21, 2016.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jose S. Palma
Archbishop of Palo
February 25, 2012 - Present
Succeeded by
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