Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalibo

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Diocese of Kalibo
Dioecesis Kalibensis
Diyosesis it Kalibo
Kalibo(1).jpg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Kalibo
Location
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
Statistics
Area 2,019 km2 (780 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,474,000
1,211,000 (82.2%)
Parishes 24
Schools 3[2]
Information
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 Most Rev. Jose Corazon T. Tala-oc, D.D.
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.

The Diocese of Kalibo was created on Jan. 16, 1976, and erected on July 15, 1976, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz. The first bishop was Juan Nilmar. The second bishop was Gabriel V. Reyes, installed on Jan. 12, 1993. The third bishop was Most Rev. Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D.D. The fourth and present bishop is Most Rev. Jose Corazon T. Tala- oc, D.D.The diocese comprises the civil province of Aklan, which was separated politically from the province of Capiz in 1956. The Diocese of Kalibo was created on January 16, 1976, and erected on July 15, 1976, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

The Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist

Vicariates and Parishes[edit]

VICARIATE OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist, Kalibo

Parish of St. Jude Thaddeus, Andagao, Kalibo

Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, Numancia

Parish of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, New Washington

VICARIATE OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Parish of Immaculate Conception, Batan

Catholic Parish of Holy Child, Altavas

Parish of St. Raphael the Archangel, Balete

Parish of St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, Camaligan, Batan

VICARIATE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Madalag

Parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Libacao

Parish of St. Blaise Torralba, Banga

Parish of St. Joseph, spouse of BVM, Banga

VICARIATE OF ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, Malinao

Parish of the Holy Rosary, Rosario, Malinao

Parish of St. Isidore the Farmer, Lezo

Parish of the Holy Child, Makato

VICARIATE OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE

Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, Ibajay

Parish of St. Rita of Casia, Naile, Ibajay

Parish of St. John Nepomucene, Tangalan

Parish of St. Isidore the Farmer, Nabas

VICARIATE OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

Parish of St. Anthony of Padua, Buruanga

Parish of St. Joseph the Worker, Malay

Parish of the Holy Rosary, Boracay Malay

Parish of Our Lady of Remedies, Unidos Nabas

Ordinaries[edit]

  • 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]

References[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. ^ http://www.cbcponline.net/kalibo/