REMEMBERED. The urn containing the remains of Jaro Archbishop Emeritus Angel Lagdameo is now at St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary for private viewing and will transferred to the Jaro Cathedral for public viewing on July 12 before his interment on July 19. He will be remembered for initiating third diocesan synod that brought changes in the Jaro Archdiocese. (Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Jaro, Commission on Social Communications)

ILOILO CITY – In addition to receiving sacraments, Ilonggos will remember former Jaro Archbishop Emeritus Angel Lagdameo for the holding of the third diocesan synod in 2005, over 30 years since it was last held.

Lagdameo passed away last July 8.

Jaro Archdiocese, Commission on Social Communication director Father Angelo Colada on Monday said the changes in the archdiocese were the results of the synod.

“We look at the status of the diocese, how we can respond and the policies and programs that should be done,” he said in an interview.

The reshuffling of priests that is done every six years is one of the changes as a result of the synod.

Lagdameo, who served for two terms as president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) from 2005 to 2009, was a good speaker, especially when he delivered short but touching homilies.

“He can deliver well his speeches because he is a good writer and an eloquent speaker,” Colada added.

The 81-year-old archbishop died while admitted to a hospital.

Born in Lucban, Quezon on Aug. 2, 1940, he stayed in the archdiocese for 22 years, 18 years as archbishop since March 11, 2000.

In February 2018 his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis but remained as Apostolic Administrator until the appointment of his replacement in April of the same year.

His remains are now at the St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary for private viewing and will be transferred to the Jaro Cathedral on July 12 for public viewing before his burial on July 19. (PNA)