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
Seal of the Diocese of San Jose de Antique.jpg
Arms of the diocese
Country Philippines
Territory Antique
Ecclesiastical province Jaro
Metropolitan Jaro
Area 2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
405,000 (70.6%)
Parishes 25
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 18 June 1962
Cathedral Saint Joseph Cathedral in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Secular priests 53
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jose Romeo 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 centered in the city of San Jose de Buenavista, Antique in the Philippines.

Erected on 18 June 1962 as the Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique, the territorial prelate was separated from the Archdiocese of Jaro. It comprises the whole province of Antique.

On 15 November 1982, the prelature was elevated to a 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[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, now [Archbishop of Zamboanga])
  • Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo (21 July 2009 – present)

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