Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro
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Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro

Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro

Vicariatus Apostolicus Sancti Iosephi in Insulis Philippinis

Apostoliko Bikaryato ng San Jose sa Mindoro
Coat of arms of the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryOccidental Mindoro
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)

565,124
495,043
Parishes19
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedApril 5, 1983
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. Joseph the Worker
Patron saintSt. Joseph the Worker (Principal Patron) Our Lady of Fatima (Secondary Patroness)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Apostolic AdministratorDavid William V. Antonio

The Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro is a Latin Church missionary jurisdiction or apostolic vicariate of the Catholic Church in the western part of Mindoro island in the Philippines. Its cathedra is within the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker, in the episcopal see of San Jose.

History

The Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro was created on Jan. 27, 1983, by Pope John Paul II, who appointed the Most Rev. Vicente C. Manuel, SVD as the first Apostolic Vicar. He was ordained bishop on June 29, 1983. The second Vicar Apostolic, Most Rev. Antonio P. Palang, SVD was ordained bishop on May 31, 2002 at Saint Joseph Cathedral. He resigned on March 17, 2018 due to his health condition, and died on April 21, 2021. Bishop William Antonio of the Diocese of Ilagan is the concurrent Administrator. The Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro comprises the civil province of Occidental Mindoro and its 11 municipalities. Its titular patron is St. Joseph the Worker whose feast is celebrated May 1 in the vicariate, and Our Lady of Fatima, its secondary patroness, whose feast is celebrated May 13.

Ordinaries

Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms
1. Coat of arms of the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro.svg Vicente Credo Manuel, S.V.D. March 17, 1983 Appointed - October 14, 2000 Resigned Coat of arms of Vicente Credo Manuel.svg
2. Coat of arms of the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro.svg Antonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D. March 25, 2002 - March 17, 2018 Resigned Coat of arms of Antonio Pepito Palang.svg
Sede Vacante - Apostolic Administrator Most Rev. David William V. Antonio D.D. (Bishop of Ilagan) November 21, 2015 - present

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