Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Victor C. Ocampo as bishop of Gumaca, Philippines.

The 63-year-old was ordained a priest in 1977.

The Diocese of Gumaca has a population just over 1 million, 912,000 of whom are Catholics. They are served by around 65 priests and the same number of religious.

The bishop-elect has had various apostolic roles, including that of director of the Commission on the Family and Life (since 2008); and member of the College of Consultors (since 2013).