Bicolano Apostolic Nuncio Visits Naga


The Nagaeño Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, visited Naga before reporting to his newly appointed post in Australia. While here in his nativeplace, he usually stays at the Basilica. In his tv interview he said: I am deeply rooted as a Bicolano and my faith for the Blessed mother .. Just like the blessed mother, We open up we listen, the best thing here is especially in Bicol, we love to listen and we love to learn. And this is one thing I always carry.

Archbishop Tito was born in Naga, studied at Naga Parochial School then entered the Holy Rosary Minor and Major  Seminaries. He was later ordained a priest in 1972 and was assigned as formator of the Minor Seminary. He later studied in Rome. On 20 November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Yllana as the Apostolic Nuncio to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. On 17 February 2015, Pope Francis appointed Yllana as the Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.

He always loves going back to Naga to visit his relatives and friends especially the priests. When asked what he expects in Australia he quips: I look at Australia as again a occasion opportunity to learn. To learn how people profess their faith, how best I could be of service, always at the service of the Holy Father so that I can promote this communion between the Holy Father and the local church