Rufino Santos

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Rufino Jiao Santos (August 26, 1908–September 3, 1973) was a Filipino priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He is known as the first Filipino Cardinal.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Rufino Santos was born in Guagua, Pampanga. Santos studied at San Carlos Seminary from 1921 to 1927. He also studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.[2]

Priest[change | change source]

Santos became a priest in 1931. He was ordained at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome.[2]

Bishop[change | change source]

Santos became a bishop in 1947. He was made archbishop of Manila on March 25, 1953.[2]

Repairs and renovation of Manila Cathedral were completed in 1958.[2]

Cardinal[change | change source]

Pope John XXIII made Santos a cardinal on March 28, 1960.[3]

In 1970, Cardinal Santos was host for Pope Paul VI when he visited the Philippines.[2]

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