Ciriaco Francisco

Bishop Ciriaco Francisco




Bishop Ciriaco Quintanay Francisco was the resident bishop of the Manila Area, which includes Bulacan Philippines, Middle Philippines, Palawan Philippines, Pampango, Philippines, Philippines Cavite, Quezon City Philippines East, Rizal Philippines East, South Nueva Ecija Philippines, Southern Tagalog East, Southwest Philippines and West Middle Philippines conferences in the Philippine Central Conference of The United Methodist Church.

He previously served the Davao Episcopal Area after his election to the episcopacy in 2012.

Bishop Francisco retired on January 1, 2023.

Bishop Francisco earned his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and has a second master’s in educational administration from the University of the Philippines.   

He was assigned to various local churches from 1976-2000 and 2008-2012. He served as superintendent in the North and South Bulacan districts from 2001-2008. He was elected delegate to the 2000 General Conference.

Francisco is a member of the Council of Bishops and the executive committee of the College of Bishops; vice-chairperson of the Connectional Table; chairperson of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters; and a member of the Commission on a Way Forward. He is also president of the College of Bishops of the Philippines Central Conference.

Francisco and his wife, Restetita Victoria, have three children and three grandchildren.