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Diocese of Boac

Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit
Bishop Maralit
Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit
Sacred Heart Pastoral Center,
Boac, 4900 Marinduque,

Phone: (042)332-1014
Fax :332-1278
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis on Dec. 31, 2014 appointed Father Marcelino Antonio Maralit of the Archdiocese of Lipa, as the bishop of Boac in the Philippines.

The bishop was born in Manila on May 18, 1969. He studied philosophy at St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary in Lipa City and theology at the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain to earn a licentiate in Sacred Theology.

He later attended the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, in Rome, and obtained a licentiate in Church History.

He was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Lipa, March 13, 1995.

He was Vicar of Immaculate Conception parish in Bauan, Batangas soon after ordination for year and then taught at St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary in Lipa City for three years.

He was also Vice-Chancellor, Professor, Educator and Dean of Studies at St. Francis Theological Seminary from 2003 to 2009, when he became the Rector of the St. Francis Theological Seminary, which he continued unit 2013.

From 2013 until named a bishop, has been pastor of the Invención de la Santa Cruz parish at Alitatag, Batangas and Member of the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Lipa.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Reynaldo G. Evangelista (11 Dec 2004 Appointed - 8 Apr 2013 Appointed, Bishop of Imus)
  • Bishop José Francisco Oliveros (Feb. 2, 2000 to May 14, 2004)
  • Bishop Rafael Montiano Lim † (Jan. 26, 1978 to Sept. 10, 1998)
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