Gabriel Reyes

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Fr. Gabriel Reyes (March 24, 1892 - October 10, 1952) entered St. Vicent Ferrer Seminary in Jaro, during the time of Bishop Frederick Rooker. He was ordained a priest on March 27, 1915. He established parochial schools and published the officer newspaper, Diaro-Kanbuhi Sar Banua. In 1920 he became Chancellor of Jaro, then vicar-general, later appointed the first Filipino Archbishop of Cebu. He was installed Archbishop of Manila on October 14, 1949 as the first Filipino in the post.

Gabriel M. Reyes, the first Filipino Archbishop of Manila, served from 1949 to 1952. Among his tangible achievements were the establishment of the San Carlos Seminary and the parochial schools. His vision to build a Catholic center was realized by his successor with the building of the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center on U.N. Avenue in Manila.

Preceded by
Giovanni Battista Gorordo
Archbishop of Cebu
Succeeded by
Julio Rosales y Ras
Preceded by
Michael J. O'Doherty
Archbishop of Manila
Succeeded by
Rufino Jiao Santos

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