Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Talibon, Bohol

By on June 4, 2014

Pope Francis. Photo by Paul Haring / Catholic News Service via Twitter
Pope Francis. Photo by Paul Haring / Catholic News Service via Twitter

MANILA — Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Daniel Patrick Y. Parcon as Bishop of Talibon, Bohol.

Prior to his appointment, he is the rector of the St. John Mari philosophy seminary in San Carlos City in Negros Occidental and chair of the Marriage and Family Life Apostolate of the Diocese of San Carlos.

Parcon will succeed Bishop Christian Vicente F. Noel, who has resigned after reaching the age limit of 75. He was appointed to lead the diocese in September 6, 1986.

According to an article posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website, the bishop-elect was born in Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental in 1962 and was ordained priest in 1994.

He holds masters degrees from the St. Rita College, San Carlos City, Philippines and the Fordham University in New York City, U.S.A.

Bishop Parcon held a number of pastoral roles, including as spiritual director and dean of studies at the St. John Mary Philosophy seminary in San Carlos City; parish administrator of the Ascension Church in Hurricane, West Virginia, US; and parish administrator of the Immaculate Conception Church at Liberty, Texas.

He was also parish vicar at the Blessed Sacrament Church at Valley Stream, New York.