Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla, D.D.

His Excellency
Archbishop of Davao
Archbishop's Residence, F. Torres St., 8000 Davao City
Tel.(082) 227-5992/Fax 221-1234


Birth: November 1, 1934
Place of Birth: Leon, Iloilo
Sacerdotal Ordination: March 18, 1961 - St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, Jaro, Iloilo City
Episcopal Ordination: June 18, 1975 - St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, Jaro, Iloilo City


* Elementary
Leon Central Elementary School
* Leon, Iloilo, 1946-1949 Secondary
Colegio de San Agustin
Iloilo City, 1949-1950
* Seminary Training
San Vicente Ferrer Seminary
Jaro, Iloilo City, 1950-1961
* Further Studies
St. John's University
New York City, 1967
MA in English Literature


Appointed Davao Auxiliary Bishop by Pope VI, 8 April 1975
Installed as second Bishop of Iligan, 26 May 1977
Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Marawi, 17 October 1987 -1991
Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue, 1990-2002
Appointed Co-adjutor Archbishop of Davao, June 8, 1994
Installed as Third Archbishop of Davao , November 28, 1996
Convenor, Bishops-Ulama Conference, November 29, 1996 up to the present
Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs, 2002 up to 2003
Vice-Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue, 2002 up to 2003
President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines , December 1, 2003

Member, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, 1988 up to the present
Vice-Chairman, National Unification Commission, 1992-1993
Member, National Peace Forum, 1999-2000
Member, Federation of Asian Bishops Conference, Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (FABC-OEIA)
Honorary President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace.

Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, from the Ateneo de Davao University, 1989
National Awardee, San Lorenzo Ruiz Award for Peace and Unity, 1991
Public Service Award for Peace, Ateneo de Manila University, July 30, 1998
Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Award for Peace Advocacy and Peace Building February 18, 2000 .