Paciano Aniceto

The Most Reverend
Paciano Aniceto
Archbishop-emeritus of San Fernando
See San Fernando
In office January 31, 1989 - July 25, 2014
Predecessor Oscar V. Cruz
Successor Florentino Lavarias
Personal details
Born (1937-03-09) March 9, 1937
Santa Ana, Pampanga, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Denomination Roman Catholic
Motto Ministerium Tuum Imple
Apu Cetu
Archbishop Chancery, San Fernando, Pampanga

Paciano Basilio Aniceto, D.D. is the Roman Catholic Archbishop-Emeritus of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.[1] He is the Third Archbishop to hold the Metropolitan See, which is located in San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines.


Aniceto was born on March 9, 1937 in the old town of Santa Ana. He was ordained a priest on December 23, 1962. He served various parishes under the Diocese of San Fernando (elevated to an Archdiocese on March 17, 1975 by Pope Paul VI.) He was appointed Auxiliary bishop of Tuguegarao City and Titular bishop of Tlos on April 7, 1979. He was consecrated as a Bishop on May 27, 1979. His principal consecrator was Pope John Paul II and his principal co-consecrators were Duraisamy Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy and Eduardo Cardinal Martinez Somalo.

On October 20, 1983, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Iba, Zambales and served as Bishop for 5 years. Then on January 31, 1989 he was elevated to the Metropolitan See of the Archdiocese of San Fernando as Archbishop, succeeding Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz.

On July 25, 2014 Pope Francis named Iba Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias as Archbishop of San Fernando (De Pampanga), succeeding Aniceto, who resigned on reaching the age limit.


  1. "Most Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, D.D.". CBCP Online. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
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