The Holy Father on February 26, 2018, appointed as bishop of Tandag, Philippines, Rev. Raul B. Dael of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, currently episcopal vicar for the clergy.
Bishop Raul B. Dael
Bishop Raul B. Dael was born in Jasa-an, Misamis Oriental, in the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, on October 10, 1966. After high school and courses in philosophy at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City, he studied theology at the Saint John Vianney Seminary of Theology in the same city. Subsequently, between 1997 and 2000, he obtained a licentiate in theology at the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University. In the years 2003-2009 he studied spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro on June 7, 1993.
In the years 1993-1995, he was parish vicar at the Metropolitan Cathedral and, between 1995 and 1997, parish administrator of the parish of St. Peter the Apostle of Sugbongcon, Misamis Oriental. Between 1997 and 2000, he completed his studies for the licentiate in theology. Between 2000 and 2003 he was professor and director for spiritual and pastoral formation at the Saint John Vianney Seminary of Theology in Cagayan de Oro.
Returning home after studies in Rome, he taught as a teacher of pastoral theology at the same seminar, also directing programs for spiritual and pastoral formation.
In 2016 he was appointed as vicar for the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.