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|Bishop of Iglesia Filipina Independiente|
Ephraim Fajutagana y Servanez
Elected: May 10, 2011
|Cathedral||National Cathedral of the Holy Child|
|First incumbent||Gregorio Aglipay|
The Obispo Máximo (Spanish for Supreme Bishop), abbreviated O.M., is the leader or primate of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church), known informally as Aglipayans. The Supreme Bishop is elected by the General Assembly of the Church and heads the Executive Commission, assisted by bishops. The incumbent is The Most Rev. Ephraim S. Fajutagana D.D., Obispo Máximo XII, whose office is located at the National Cathedral of the Holy Child , Taft Avenue, Manila. He is the successor of the first Obispo Máximo, Gregorio Aglipay.
Election and term of office
The Supreme Bishop is the primate, spiritual head and chief executive of the Philippine Independent Church and is elected every six years without reelection. He is responsible for almost 6 million Aglipayans throughout the Philippines and some dioceses in the United States and Canada as well as the ecclesiastical government of the Church.