Diocese of Virac

Bishop Santos

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Bishop Manolo A. de los Santos

Bishop's Residence, Fiat Village, Cavinitan, Virac, 4800 Catanduanes, Philippines

+63 52 811-3119

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Bishop Manolo A. de los Santos, DD was born on Aug 5, 1947, in Basud, Camarines Norte. He was ordained a priest on May 7, 1974, and was appointed Bishop of Virac on Aug 12, 1994. His episcopal ordination was on Sept 12, 1994. His episcopal installation took place on Oct 10, 1994.

Before he became bishop of Virac he served as Officialis - Defender and Judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of Caceres and was a member of the Presbyteral Council of the archdiocese as well as a member of the Board of Consultors there. Last, he held the office of Director of Family Life Apostolate, Archdiocese of Caceres.
Bishop Manolo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Holy Rosary Major Seminary, Naga City, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontificial University of Santo Tomas (Angelicum), Rome.

The bishop is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Permanent Council, of the CBCP Commission on Youth and Defender of the Bond, National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Jose Crisologo Sorra, D.D (appointed in 1974 - transferred in 1993)