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Posted by Diocese of Romblon at 3:25:00 PM
25 Mayo 2011
Pope appoints Bishop Cor new bishop of Kalibo diocese
MANILA, May, 25, 2011―The Holy Father on Wednesday has appointed Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc as the new head of the Diocese of Kalibo in Aklan province.
A native of Aklan, Tala-oc was the bishop of the island province of Romblon prior to being named in his new post.
His appointment was announced at the Vatican on May 25 at 12:00 noon (6:00 pm, Manila time).
A staunch advocate of the environment, Tala-oc has been very vocal against mining activities in Romblon province, especially in scenic Sibuyan island.
In a multi-sectoral gathering held in Romblon during the 16th anniversary of Mining Act 1995, Tala-oc rallied the people to become “faithful stewards of creation” asserting that taking care of the environment is a moral intergenerational responsibility.”
Born on June 16, 1950, in Tagas, Aklan, Tala-oc finished his philosophy at the St. Pius X Seminary in Roxas City and theology at the University of Sto. Tomas’s Central Seminary. He was ordained a priest on April 9, 1979. Pope John Paul II appointed him to the episcopacy on June 11, 2003, and was installed as 4th Bishop of Romblon on Sept. 3, 2003.
Tala-oc will take over the post vacated by Bishop Jose Romeo Lazo who in July 21, 2009, was appointed bishop of San Jose de Antique.
Since then, Kalibo has been under the care of Fr. Ulysses Dalida, who was appointed administrator of the diocese pending appointment of a new ordinary.
No date yet has been set for the installation of the new bishop. (CBCPNews)
Posted by Diocese of Romblon at 11:29:00 PM