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Vicar Apostolic Moises Magpantay Cuevas
Bishop Magpantay Cuevas
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Vicar Apostolic Moises Magpantay Cuevas
Bishop's Residence,
Salong, 5200 Calapan City,
Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Phone: (043)288.3079

Bishop Moises M. Cuevas was born on November 25, 1973, in Batangas city, in the archdiocese of Lipa. He pursued his priestly studies at the Pastor Bonus Seminary in Zamboanga City and at the Regional Major Seminary in Davao City.

He was ordained a priest on December 6, 2000, for the archdiocese of Zamboanga. He has then, served as the parish vicar of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Zamboanga, rector of the sanctuary Nostra Signora del Pilar, and chancellor of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

He has also been the administrator of the Pastoral Center and the parish priest of Santa Maria parish, and has been serving since 2017, as the director of the archdiocese’s Commission on the Clergy. He was elected on March 19, 2020, as the auxiliary bishop to Bishop Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz, of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

On Aug 11, 2021, he was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

On June 29, 2023, Bishop Moises Magpantay Cuevas was appointed as the Vicar Apostolic of Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Warlito Itcuas Cajandig (17 Apr 1989 Appointed - 7 Nov 2022 Ceased)
  • Father Buenaventura Malayo Famadico (Priest: Oct. 25, 1983 to April 6, 2002 -now bishop of Gumaca)
  • Bishop Wilhelm Josef Duschak, S.V.D. (July 12, 1951 Appointed-Nov. 26, 1973 Resigned)
  • Bishop William Finnemann, S.V.D. (Dec. 4, 1936 Appointed-Oct. 26, 1942 Died)

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