Ricardo Vidal

Catholic cardinal
Vidal in August 2006

Ricardo Tito Jamin Vidal (Latin: Ricardus Vidal; 6 February 1931 – 18 October 2017) was a Filipino cardinal-priest and the Archbishop-Emeritus of Cebu in the Roman Catholic Church.[1] On 15 October 2010 his resignation as Archbishop of Cebu was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI; he was replaced by Jose S. Palma, formerly Archbishop of Palo, on 13 January 2011.[2] He was born in Mogpog, Marinduque.

Vidal was President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) from 1986 to 1987, and became Chairman of the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on the Clergy in 1989.[3] He was appointed as the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences's Convenor of the Standing Committee (1985 to 1994).[4]

Vidal died on 18 October 2017 in Cebu City, Philippines from sepsis at the age of 86.


  1. BBC. "Cardinals taking part in the vote". 17 April 2005. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  2. "Cardinal Vidal expresses elation over latest award". balita.ph. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  3. "Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-26323-20610-60 —". Familysearch.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  4. "Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, D.D". Cbcponline.net. Retrieved 2016-03-20.

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