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Nicolas Mollenedo Mondejar (15 September 1924 – 10 February 2019) was a Filipino Roman Catholic bishop. He was the first bishop of the newly created Diocese of Romblon from 1974 to 1987 after his appointment to the bishopric of San Carlos, Negros Occidental. He later became its bishop-emeritus.[1][2]

The Most Reverend

Nicolas M. Mondejar
Roman Catholic Bishop of Romblon
ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Romblon
Appointed19 December 1974
Installed19 December 1974
Term ended21 November 1987
PredecessorNew creation
SuccessorVicente Salgado y Garrucho
Other postsAsst. editor of Veritas, Jaro, Iloilo City, 1953-1957
Asst. parish priest, La Paz, Iloilo City1953-1957
Psychiatric social worker and marriage counsellor, Catholic Charities, Brooklyn, New York, 1959-1961
Representative of the Diocesan Catholic Charities to the Domestic 1961-1962
Relations Court, Brooklyn, New York 1961-1962
Youth Counsellor, Lincoln Hall, New York, 1963-1965
Psychiatric social worker, Catholic Charities, Brooklyn, New York, 1965-1969
Auxiliary bishop, Cebu, 1970-1975
Chairman, NASSA, CBCP, 1976-1980
Ordination30 August 1970
Personal details
Birth nameNicolas Mollenedo Mondejar
Born (1924-09-15) 15 September 1924 (age 94)
Cabatuan, Iloilo
Died10 February 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 94)
San Carlos, Negros Occidental, Philippines
DenominationRoman Catholicism
Styles of
Nicolas Mondejar
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency


Life and careerEdit

Nicolas Mollenedo Mondejar was born on 15 September 1924 in the municipality of Cabatuan in Iloilo in the Philippines. He was ordained a priest on 4 April 1953 in San Miguel, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. Seventeen years later he was ordained as a bishop, on 30 August 1970 in Jaro, Iloilo.[1]

Mondejar died on 10 February 2019, age 94.[3]


Mondejar attended the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in philosophy and obtained a licentiate of philosophy. In 1947, he earned a licentiate in theology in the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary. He also went to Fordham University in New York in 1959 and earned a master's degree in social services.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Most Rev. Nicolas M. Mondejar, D.D". Retrieved 2015-10-31.
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  3. ^ "Church mourns death of 2 bishops". Rappler. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
Catholic Church titles
New creation Bishop of Romblon
1974 – 1987
Succeeded by
Vicente Salgado y Garrucho