Pope appoints new Alaminos bishop

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MANILA, Feb. 22, 2016 – Pope Francis on Saturday, Feb. 20 appointed Bishop Ricardo Baccay the new Bishop of Alaminos.

Born on on April 3, 1961 in Tuguegarao, he had previously been the titular Bishop of Gabala and Auxiliary of Tuguegarao.

Ordained a priest on April 10, 1987 and ordained a bishop on April 10 2007, Lingan will oversee the Diocese of Alaminos, which was erected on Jan 12, 1985.

Some 420,000 residents comprise the diocese, 83 per cent of whom are Catholic.

Lingan, a member of CBCP Office on Bioethics since 2011, studied theology at the Pontifical Central Seminary, University of Santo Tomas in Manila. (CBCP News)

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