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Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa

Apostolic Vicar Socrates Calamba Mesiona
Bishop Mesiona
Apostolic Vicar Socrates Calamba Mesiona
Bishop's Office,
14 Taft Str., Puerto Princess City,
5300 Palawan, Philippines

Phone: (048)433.2568
Fax :434.3896
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Mesiona will assume as the apostolic vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa. His jurisdiction includes the city of Puerto Princesa and the southern municipalities of Palawan.
The 53-year old Boholano bishop studied philosophy at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (1980-1984) and philosophy at the Divine Word School of Theology (1984-1989).

He was ordained to priesthood in 1989.

From 1994 to 1996 he studied for a licentiate in Missiology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Bishop Mesiona was entrusted with several responsibilities such as principal of the school and later as rector of the Fil-mission Seminary in Tagaytay City, parish priest in Madaluyong City and bursar and member of the Mission Society of the Philippines.
He served as MSP superior general from 2004-2009, after which he was appointed national director of the national Pontifical Mission Societies.

Bishop Mesiona had served in the Mission Society of the Philippines as Seminary formator (Director of the MSP Scholasticate, and then, Rector of the MSP Seminary in Tagaytay City); Parish Priest (of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Mandaluyong City); and Administrator (General Councilor, Bursar General, and lastly, Superior General/ Father Moderator from 2004-2009).

He earned his Licentiate in Missiology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1994-1996). Presently, he is a member of the Philippine Association of Catholic Missiologists (PACM).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Pedro D. Arigo (23 Feb 1996 Appointed - 28 Oct 2016 Retired)
  • Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, D.D. (1987-1995)
  • Bishop Gregorio Espiga Y Infante, OAR (1953-1987, deceased)
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