photo by Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Pope Francis has appointed Jasaan native FR. RAUL DAEL, currently serving as the Vicar for Clergy of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, as the new bishop of Tandag City in Surigao del Sur.

In a news release from The Vatican, the 51-year old Dael will succeed 77-year-old Bishop Nereo Odchimar who has served the diocese for almost 17 years and was a former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Dael graduated at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City with a degree in Philosophy before he studied Theology at St. John Vianney Seminary in Cagayan de Oro.

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