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Diocese of San Jose de Antique

Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi de Antiquonia

Diosesis kang San Jose de Antique
Diyosesis ng San Jose de Antique
Catholic
San Jose Cathedral, Antique
Coat of arms of the Diocese of San Jose de Antique
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryAntique
Ecclesiastical provinceJaro
MetropolitanJaro
Coordinates10°44′36″N 121°56′32″E / 10.74347°N 121.94232°E / 10.74347; 121.94232
Statistics
Area2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2021)
696,200
493,600[1] (70.9%)
Parishes25
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 18, 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)
Statistics from Catholic-Hierarchy.org

The 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

On June 18, 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 November 15, 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 January 7, 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. † April 12, 1962 (appointed) – August 9, 1982 (resigned)
2. Raul José Quimpo Martirez January 5, 1983 (appointed) – March 16, 2002 (resigned)
3. Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz March 16, 2002 (succeeded) – May 14, 2008 (appointed Bishop of Kidapawan)
4. Jose Romeo Orquejo Lazo July 21, 2009 – February 14, 2018 (appointed Archbishop of Jaro)
5. Marvyn Maceda January 9, 2019 – present

References

  1. ^ "San Jose de Antique (Catholic Diocese)". gcatholic.org. Retrieved September 16, 2023.