Diocese of San Jose de Antique

Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi de Antiquonia

Diosesis kang San Jose de Antique
Diyosesis ng San Jose de Antique
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Arms of the diocese
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryAntique
Ecclesiastical provinceJaro
MetropolitanJaro
Statistics
Area2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
574,000
405,000 (70.6%)
Parishes25
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established18 June 1962
CathedralSaint Joseph Cathedral in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique
Patron saintSaint Joseph
Secular priests53
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMarvyn A. Maceda
Metropolitan ArchbishopJose Romeo Lazo
Vicar GeneralAnrunico Elemento
Bishops emeritusRaul José Martirez Bishop Emeritus (1983–2002)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose de Antique (Lat: Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi de Antiquonia) is a diocese of the Roman Rite of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church whose cathedral is in the city of San Jose de Buenavista, Antique in the Philippines.

History of the Diocese

On 18 June 1962, Pope John XXIII erected the Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique with the Apostolic Constitution "Novae cuiusque Ecclesiae constitutio". The new territorial prelature was separated from the Archdiocese of Jaro comprising the whole province of Antique and became a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Jaro.

On 15 November 1982, Pope John Paul II elevated San Jose de Antique and other territorial prelatures to the rank of diocese while remaining a suffragan to Jaro.

On 7 January 2019, after a year Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Marvyn Maceda, Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Naval in Biliran, as the 5th Bishop of San Jose de Antique

Ordinaries

No Name In office Coat of arms
1. Cornelius de Wit, M.H.M. † 12 Apr 1962 Appointed – 9 Aug 1982 Resigned
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2. Raul José Quimpo Martirez 5 Jan 1983 Appointed – 16 Mar 2002 Resigned
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3. Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz 16 Mar 2002 Succeeded – 14 May 2008 appointed Bishop of Kidapawan
4. Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo 21 July 2009 – 14 February 2018 appointed Archbishop of Jaro
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5. Marvyn Maceda 9 January 2019 - present
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References