Juan Velez (bishop elect)

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Most Reverend
Father Juan Vélez
Bishop Elect of Cebu
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Cebu
In office 1660
Predecessor Pedro de Arce
Successor Juan López
Ordination by 1627
Personal details
Born March 12, 1602
Died 1661

Father Juan Vélez (March 12, 1602 – 1661) was a Roman Catholic prelate who was appointed Bishop of Cebu.[1][2]


Juan Vélez was born in Córdoba, Spain and ordained a priest in 1627.[2] He served as dean of the church in the Archdiocese of Manila.[3] On January 26, 1660, Pope Alexander VII, appointed him Bishop of Cebu.[1][4][2] Although he assumed the position as Bishop of Cebu, he died before his consecration as bishop.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 261. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d "Father Juan Vélez" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 11, 2017
  3. ^ Blair & Robertson Philippine History: "The Philippine Islands volume 38, pp. 72-75
  4. ^ Ateneo de Manila University: "The Succession of Bishops of Cebu" by Domingo Abella vol. 8, no. 3 (1960): 535—543

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Pedro de Arce
Bishop Elect of Cebu
Succeeded by
Juan López