Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique
|Diocese of San Jose de Antique
Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi de Antiquonia
Diosesis kang San Jose de Antique (Javanese)
Diyosesis ng San Jose de Antique (Tagalog)
|Area||2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||18 June 1962|
|Cathedral||Saint Joseph Cathedral in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique|
|Patron saint||Saint Joseph|
|Bishop||Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Angel Lagdameo|
|Vicar General||Anrunico Elemento|
Erected in 1962 as the Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique, the prelature was split off from the Archdiocese of Jaro.
In 1982, the Prelature was elevated to a full diocese, and became suffragan to the Archdiocese of Jaro.
Currently, the Local Ordinary is the Most Reverend Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D.D.
- Cornelius de Wit, M.H.M. † (12 Apr 1962 Appointed - 9 Aug 1982 Resigned)
- Raul José Quimpo Martirez (5 Jan 1983 Appointed - 16 Mar 2002 Resigned)
- Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz (16 Mar 2002 Succeeded - 14 May 2008 Appointed, Bishop of Kidapawan)
- Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo (21 July 2009 – present)