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Prelate Named for Tagbilaran, Philippines

Father Alberto Uy a native of Ubay

Pope Francis has named Fr. Alberto S. Uy as bishop of Tagbilaran, Philippines.

Alberto Uy was born in 1966 in Ubay, Philippines, and was ordained a priest in 1993. He studied philosophy at the Immaculate Heart of Mary seminary of Tagbilaran City and theology at the St. John Mary Vianney Theological seminary of Cagayan de Oro City, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in pastoral ministry.

He also holds a licentiate in sacred theology from the Loyola School of Theology in Quezon City.

He succeeds Bishop Leonardo Y. Medroso.

The diocese of Tagbilaran has about three-quarters of a million Catholics. They are served by around 140 priests and 175 religious.

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