Carmelo Morelos, Filipino Roman Catholic prelate, Died at 85


Carmelo Dominador Flores Morelos was born on December 12, 1930, and died on September 17, 2016.

He was an Roman Catholic archbishop.

He was ordained to the priesthood in 1954, Morelos was appointed as the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Butuan in the Philippines in 1967 serving the diocese until 1994 when he transferred to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

Carmelo Morelos served as the archdiocese’s bishop until his retirement in 2006.

He also served at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines as its president from 1991 to 1995 and was named the chairman of the Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference twice.

Carmelo Morelos was also one of the reported candidates to succeed then retiring Manila Archibishop Jaime Sin who was then set to vacate his post on August 2003.

Carmelo Morelos passed away at 85 years old.