Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Naval Diocese

The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Rex C. Ramirez as the Residential Bishop of the Diocese of Naval.

The appointment was made to public in Rome on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12 noon in Rome (6 pm, Manila time), in the 100th year anniversary of the last apparition of the Virgin Mother to the three children of Fatima.

Msgr. Ramirez, 49, a priest from Leyte, is currently the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Palo and the Rector of the Transfiguration of our Lord Cathedral.

Born on December 15, 1967 in Balangiga, Ester, Samar, in the Archdiocese of Palo, Msgr. Ramirez will succeed outgoing bishop Filomeno Bactol.

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