The Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Calapanensis) is a Latin Church missionary jurisdiction or apostolic vicariate of the Catholic Church in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. In 2010, 756,000 residents had been baptized out of about 814,000 inhabitants. It is currently headed by Bishop Warlito Itcuas Cajandig.
Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan
Vicariatus Apostolicus Calapanensis
Apostolico Vicariato de Calapan
|Ecclesiastical province||Directly exempt to the Holy See|
|Area||4,364 km2 (1,685 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||July 2, 1936|
|Cathedral||Cathedral-Parish of Santo Niño|
|Patron saint||Santo Niño|
|Bishop||Most Rev. Warlito I. Cajandig|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Gilbert Garcera|
|Apostolic Administrator||Rev. Fr. Nestor Adalia|
|Vicar General||Rev. Fr. Nestor Adalia|
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see of the Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate of Calapan.
On November 13, 2018, Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Nestor Adalia, currently the Vicar General of Calapan, to take the post as apostolic administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis”, meaning “at the disposition of the Holy See” or to take temporary charge of the administration of the Apostolic Vicariate, due to the health condition of Bishop Warlito Cajandig.
The Apostolic Prefecture of Mindoro was created on July 2, 1936, with territory taken from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro (both were dioceses then but are archdioceses now).
- William Finnemann, S.V.D. †: December 4, 1936 – October 26, 1942, martyred
- Henry Ederle, S.V.D. †: June 21, 1946 – July 12, 1951, resigned
- Wilhelm Josef Duschak, S.V.D. †: July 12, 1951 – November 26, 1973, resigned
- Simeon O. Valerio, S.V.D. †: November 26, 1973 – September 26, 1988, resigned<ref name=ClaretianPH-Cal
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