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Bishop Bartolome Gaspar Santos
Bishop Gaspar Santos
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Bishop Bartolome Gaspar Santos
Diocesan Pastoral Center,
Iba, 2201 Zambales,
Philippines

Phone: (047)811.1214
Fax :(047)811.1214
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Bartolome Gaspar Santos was born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, in the diocese of Malolos, on 1 December 1967. After his high school studies at the Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary of Malolos and courses in philosophy and theology at the University of Santo Tomas Ecclesiastical Faculties of Manila, he obtained a licentiate in biblical theology in 1999 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He was a ordained priest for the diocese of Malolos on 27 August 1992.

Subsequently he served as vicar in the San Pascual Baylon parish of Obando, Bulacan (1992-1994) and in the San Isidro Labrador parish, Pulilan, Bulacan (1994-1995), and spiritual director and professor at the Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary of Malolos (1995-1996).

Returning home after his studies in Rome, he first continued his service in the same roles at the Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary of Malolos (1999-2005), and then became rector (2005-2009). From 2005 to 2013 he also served as episcopal vicar for religious.

In 2009 he was appointed rector and moderator of the pastoral team of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Valenzuela City, in 2010 he became a parish priest.

From 2013 he was Vicar General of the diocese of Malolos.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Florentino Galang Lavarias (Aug. 31, 2004 - July 25, 2014)
  • Deogracias S. IƱiguez Jr. (Dec. 27, 1989 - June 28, 2003 now bishop of Kalookan)
  • Paciano Basilio Aniceto (Oct. 20, 1983 Appointed - Jan. 31, 1989 - now archbishop of San Fernando, Pampanga)
  • Henry Byrne, S.S.C.M.E. (Aug. 20, 1956 Appointed - July 16, 1986 Resigned)

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