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Diocese of Catarman

Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance
Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance
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Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance
Office of the Bishop, Diocesan Catholic Center, Catarman, 6400 Northern Samar, Philippines
+63 55 251-8173
Fax :+63 55 251-8173
[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.

On Dec. 08, 2023, Pope Francis accepted the resignation from Bishop Emmanuel C. Trance due to health concerns.
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