New Bishop of Iligan

The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, six Catholic archbishops, 18 bishops and at least 300 priests from different parishes, nuns, political leaders and devotees witnessed the Episcopal Ordination of Fr. Jose Ramirez Rapadas (seated) as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Iligan. The 46-year old Bishop, who hails from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay where the ordination was held on 20 August 2019, is the youngest Philippine bishop. He takes over from Bishop Elenito Galido who died on December 5, 2017. Rapadas’ installation in Iligan will be on September 5. MindaNews photo by RICHEL V. UMEL