Philippines: Pope Names New Archbishop of Cotabato

Discussion in 'Christian news feed' started by ZENIT news, Nov 6, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ZENIT news

    ZENIT news ZENIT News feed

    Pope Francis on November 6, 2018, appointed Bishop Angelito R. Lampon, the Vicar Apostolic of Jolo, as the new Archbishop of Cotabato. The 68-year old bishop takes over from Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo who has stepped down having reached the retirement age of 75 back in 2014.

    Both the 79-year old cardinal and the new archbishop belong to the congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).

    Bishop Lampon was born in M’lang, Cotabato, on 1 March 1950. After his novitiate with OMI in Tamontaka, Cotabato, he studied philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, and theology at the Loyola School of Theology, also in Quezon City.

    Bishop Lampon was ordained an OMI priest on March 26, 1977.

    As a priest he held the following responsibilities:

    1977-1978: Assistant parish priest in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat and in the Cathedral of Cotabato

    1979-1981: Staff member at Cotabato City Seminary

    1981-1982: Studied at SIADI (South Asian Interdisciplinary Institute), Intramuros, Manila

    1988-1992: Director of OMI postulants and scholastics

    1992-1997: Counsellor general at the OMI generalate /headquarters in Rome, Italy

    On his return to the Philippines, Bishop Lampon was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Jolo on November 21, 1997, and was consecrated bishop on 6 January 1998.

    In the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Bishop Lampon was president of the Commission for Interreligious Dialogue from 2011 to 2017. Currently, he is president of the Commission for Ecumenical Affairs.

    The post Philippines: Pope Names New Archbishop of Cotabato appeared first on ZENIT - English.

    Continue reading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page