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Bp. Ricardo B Lingan appointed new bishop of Alaminos (Philippines)

Bp. Ricardo Baccay Lingan - RV

Bp. Ricardo Baccay Lingan - RV

20/02/2016 11:09

The Holy Father on Saturday appointed His Excellency Bp. Ricardo Baccay Lingan,  until now titular Bishop of Gabala and Auxiliary of Tuguegarao,  the new bishop of Alaminos (Philippines).   Bp. Ricardo was born on April 3, 1961 in Tuguegarao and was ordained a priest on April 10, 1987 and received Episcopal Ordination on April 10 2007.

EDUCATION

·         Elementary – Last Central School , Tuguegarao (1966-1972)

·         High School – San Jacinto Seminary, Tuguegarao (1973-1978)

·         Philosophy – Pontifical Central Seminary, University of Santo Tomas, Manila (1982)

·         Theology – Pontifical Central Seminary,  University of Santo Tomas, Manila (1986 )

·         Master of Arts in Education – Lyceum of Aparri

·         Ph. D. in Educational Management

 

MINISTRY

·         1987 – 1993 – Secretary of the Archbishop

·         1987 – Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis

·         1993 – 1999 – Parish Priest, “St. Dominic Parish”, Gataggaman, Tuguegarao

·         1999 – 2005 – Parish Priest, “Sto. Niño Parish”, San Gabriel, Tuguegarao

·         2005 -  Rector of Minor Seminary, “San Jacinto Seminary”, Tuguegarao

·         2007-2009 – Member, CBCP Permanent Committee on Cultural Heritage of the Church

·         2007-2011 – Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education

·         2009-present – Member, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Seminaries

·         2011-present – Member, CBCP Office on Bioethics

The Diocese of Alaminos   was erected on Jan 12, 1985. It  has about 420,000 inhabitants from about 84,000 households of which 83 per cent are Catholic.  And ministering to this new diocese are 14 diocesan priests, 5 Columban Missionary priests, 2 Capuchin Missionaries and 58 women religious from 13 congregations.  There are 19 parishes in all in the 14 municipalities that belong to the diocese.  The largest of these is the Parish of Alalminos with 54,600 parishioners, followed by Bugallon with 44,000, Mangatarem with 42,000 and Bolinao with 41,000.

 

20/02/2016 11:09