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
Arms of the diocese
|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 Lazo|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Angel Lagdameo|
|Vicar General||Anrunico Elemento|
Erected in 18 June 1962 as the Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique, the prelature was split off from the Archdiocese of Jaro. It comprises the whole province of Antique.
In 15 November 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.
List of Local Ordinaries
- 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, now [Archbishop of Zamboanga])
- Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo (21 July 2009 – present)