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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
AFTER more than two years of being "orphaned," the Diocese of Romblon now has a new bishop in Fr. Narciso Abellana.
This came after Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Abellana of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) as the fifth bishop of the diocese since December 1974.
"The appointment was officially announced in Rome today, October 15 at 12 noon (6 p.m. Manila time)," a report posted on CBCP News website said.
Abellana succeeds Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc, who was transferred to the Diocese of Aklan in July 2011.
The bishop-elect was ordained priest on December 28, 1978 and has been a missionary for almost 35 years.
He took his seminary formation at the Loyola School of Theology and also earned his Licentiate in Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Currently, Abellana is the chaplain of the Central Luzon State University in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
No date has been set yet for the Episcopal ordination of Abellana and his installation as the new bishop of Romblon, the report added. (HDT/Sunnex)