Jorge Barlin (April 23, 1850, Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines – September 4, 1909, Rome, Italy) also known as Jorge Barlin Imperial, Jorge Alfonso Imperial Barlin and Jorge Barlin y Imperial following Spanish naming customs, was the first Filipino consecrated a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Caceres in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres in the Philippines until 1909. He was the first Filipino and Bicolano bishop and was parish priest and Vicar Forane of Sorsogon from 1887 to 1906.
|Bishop of Nueva Caceres|
Jorge Barlin monument
|Successor||John Bernard MacGinley|
|Ordination||April 23, 1850|
|Consecration||June 29, 1906|
by Archbishop Ambrose Agius, O.S.B.
|Birth name||Jorge Barlin y Imperial|
|Born||April 23, 1850|
Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
|Died||September 4, 1909 (aged 59)|
|Buried||Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Italy|
|Parents||Mateo Alfonso Barlin and Francisca Imperial|
He was ordained a priest on September 19, 1875 and consecrated a bishop on June 29, 1906 by Archbishop Ambrose Agius, O.S.B. along with co-consecrators Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty and Bishop Frederick Zadok Rooker. "Barlin proved very capable and loyal, dealing a blow to the schismatic Iglesia Filipinia Independiente by resisting its recruitment efforts and winning a court battle over church property," according to Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.
- page 32, Tracing from Solsogon to Sorsogon, 2nd Edition (2007), ISBN 978-971-814-099-4
- "Rev Fr Jorge Alfonso Imperial Barlin". Find a Grave. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
- "The Philippines: "Arsenal of Faith, Deposit of Christianity in the East"". Pope Francis Papal Visit 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
- Alarcon, R.A. (2009). The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Jorge Barlin: A New Phase in Philippine Church History. Philippiniana Sacra XLIV(131).