Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique

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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)
Location
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Jaro
Metropolitan Jaro
Statistics
Area 2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
574,000
405,000 (70.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 18 June 1962
Cathedral Saint Joseph Cathedral in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo
Metropolitan Archbishop Angel Lagdameo
Vicar General Anrunico Elemento

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique (Lat: Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi de Antiquonia) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

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.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • 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)

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