Diocese of Kalibo
Diyosesis it Kalibo
Diyosesis ng Kalibo
|Area||2,019 km2 (780 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2012)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||16 January 1976|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Kalibo, Aklan|
|Patron saint||Saint John the Baptist|
St. Niño, Our Lady of The Most Holy Rosary
|Bishop||Jose Corazon T. Tala-oc, D.D.|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Sede vacante|
|Vicar General||Msgr. 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 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|
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