Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalibo

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Diocese of Kalibo
Dioecesis Kalibensis
Diyosesis it Kalibo
San Juan Cathedral in Kalibo, Phiippines.jpg
The Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, seat of the Diocese of Kalibo
Country  Philippines
Territory Aklan
Ecclesiastical province Capiz[1]
Metropolitan Capiz
Coordinates 11°40′N 122°20′E / 11.667°N 122.333°E / 11.667; 122.333
Area 2,019 km2 (780 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,211,000 (82.2%)
Parishes 24
Schools 3[2]
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 January 1976[3]
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Kalibo, Aklan
Patron saint Saint John the Baptist
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose Advincula
Vicar General Frederick Malacas

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalibo is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Erected in 1976, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

The current bishop is Jose Corazon Tala-oc, appointed in May 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI.


  • Juan Nicolasora Nilmar † (3 Jun 1976 Appointed - 21 Nov 1992 Retired)
  • Gabriel Villaruz Reyes (21 Nov 1992 Appointed - 7 Dec 2002 Appointed, Bishop of Antipolo)
  • Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo (15 Nov 2003 Appointed - 2009 Appointed, Bishop of San Jose de Antique)
  • Jose Corazon Tala-oc (25 May 2011 Appointed)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy. "Diocese of Kalibo". Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. "Diocese of Kalibo". Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  3. ^