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Resignations and Appointments, 12.03.2018

Resignation of bishop of Menongue, Angola

Appointment of bishop of Kabankalan, Philippines


Resignation of bishop of Menongue, Angola

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Menongue, Angola, presented by H.E. Msgr. Mário Lukunde.


Appointment of bishop of Kabankalan, Philippines

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of Kabankalan, Philippines, Msgr. Louie Patalinghug Galbines, of the clergy of the diocese of Bacolod, currently vicar general.

Msgr. Louie Patalinghug Galbines

Msgr. Louie Patalinghug Galbines was born in Aliwanag, Sagay, Negros Occidental, in the diocese of Bacolod, on 18 November 1966. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, then continuing in Rome, at the Pontifical University Saint Thomas Aquinas, where he obtained a licentiate and a doctorate in sacred theology (1997-2001).

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Bacolod on 29 April 1994.

He later served as deputy dean and spiritual director at the Sacred Heart Seminary, Bacolod City (1994); and chancellor and secretary of the diocesan Curia of Bacolod (1994-1996).

Upon returning to his homeland, after his studies in Rome, he served as: treasurer and collaborator of the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines (2001-2006); vice-president and subsequently president of the diocesan Commission for the Clergy as well as parish vicar of the Saint Sebastian parish of Bacolod City (2007-2012). In 2012 he became rector of the Sacred Heart Seminary of Bacolod City and, in 2013, vicar general of the same diocese.