Diocese of Kalibo

Dioecesis Kalibensis

Diyosesis it Kalibo
Diyosesis ng Kalibo
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Kalibo
Coat of arms
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical provinceCapiz[1]
Coordinates11°40′N 122°20′E / 11.667°N 122.333°E / 11.667; 122.333
Area2,019 km2 (780 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2021)
672,000[3] (74.7%)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established16 January 1976[4]
CathedralCathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Kalibo, Aklan
Patron saintSaint John the Baptist
St. Niño, Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary
Secular priests75
Current leadership
BishopJose Corazon T. Tala-oc, D.D.
Metropolitan ArchbishopVictor Barnuevo Bendico
Vicar GeneralMsgr. Frederick Malacas

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalibo is a diocese of the Latin Church 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 T. Tala-oc, appointed in May 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Diocese of Kalibo was created on January 17, 1976, and erected on July 15, 1976, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz. The first bishop was Juan N. Nilmar. The second bishop was Gabriel V. Reyes, installed on January 12, 1993. The third bishop was Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D.D. The fourth and present bishop is 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.


Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms
1. +Juan Nicolasora Nilmar 3 June 1976 – 21 November 1992
2. Gabriel Villaruz Reyes 21 November 1992 Appointed – 7 December 2002
3. Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo 15 November 2003 – 21 July 2009
4. Jose Corazon Tumbagahan Tala-oc 25 May 2011 – present

See also


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy. "Diocese of Kalibo". Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  2. ^ Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. "Diocese of Kalibo". Retrieved 31 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Kalibo (Catholic Diocese)". gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  4. ^ "The Diocese of Kalibo". Archived from the original on 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2013-07-31.