Pope Francis appointed Fr. Daniel Patrick Parcon, 51, as bishop of Talibon, Philippines.
He succeeds Bishop Christian Vicente Noel, whose resignation upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.
Daniel Parcon was born in Vallehermoso, Philippines in 1962 and was ordained a priest in 1994. He holds Masters degrees from the St. Rita College, San Carlos City, Philippines, and Fordham University in New York.
He has held a number of pastoral roles, including: spiritual director and dean of studies at the St. John Mary philosophy seminary in San Carlos City, parish administrator of the parishes of Ascension Church, Hurricane, West Virginia; Immaculate Conception Church, Liberty, Texas; and parish vicar at Blessed Sacrament Church, Valley Stream, New York.
He is currently rector of the St. John Mary philosophy seminary of San Carlos City and head of the Marriage and Family Life Apostolate in the Diocese of San Carlos.
The Diocese of Talibon has some 677,000 Catholics out of a population of 738,000. They are served by just over 75 priests and 50 religious.