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Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance
Bishop Trance
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Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance
Office of the Bishop,
Diocesan Catholic Center,
Catarman, 6400 Northern Samar,
Philippines

Phone: +63 55 251-8173
Fax :+63 55 251-8173
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance, DD, PHD was born on Aug. 18, 1953 in Calinog, Iloilo, Philippines. He was ordained a priest on May 17, 1978. Pope John Paul II appointed him Coadjutor Bishop of Catarman on Aug. 12, 2004. He was ordained Bishop on July 22, 2004. On March 11, 2005 he was appointed 2nd Diocesan Bishop of Catarman.

Currently, he serves as vice chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs and member of the Episcopal Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace.

Bishop Trance speaks English, Tagalog, Ilonggo and Italian.

MINISTRY
1978-1979 - Assistant Parish Priest, St. John the Baptist Parish, Sara, Iloilo
1979-1983 - Assistant Parish Priest, San Miguel Parish, Manila
1983-1984 - Library Director in St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, Iloilo City
1984-1986 - Dean of Studies, St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, Iloilo City
1987-1988 - Vice-Rector & Dean of Students, St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, Iloilo City
1988-1991 - Rector of St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary
1997-2004 - Rector of St. Vincent Seminary

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