Archbishop Leonardo Zamora Legazpi, OP, RIP

[This originally appeared on the website of the Dominican Order.]

As we celebrated the Solemnity of our Blessed Father Dominic, we announce the passing to eternal glory of one of our brothers, Archbishop Leonardo Zamora Legazpi. He died in the early hours of Friday, the 8th of August 2014. He is of the Province of the Philippines and the Archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Caceres, Philippines.

Archbishop Legazpi was born in Meycauayan, Bulacan on November 25, 1935. He joined the Dominican Order and was ordained to the priesthood in 1960. He was the first Vicar of the Vicariate of the Philippines (1962-1970) and also the rector of the UST Seminary (1968-1970). In 1970, he was appointed the first Filipino Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical and Royal University of St Thomas, Manila.

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