Pope Francis has just appointed REV. FR. JOSE R. RAPADAS III as the new Bishop of Iligan. The 46-year old Rapadas is currently the youngest Filipino bishop today.

His appointment was announced in Rome at 12 noon (6:00 p.m. Manila time) Thursday night. Born in Tondo, Manila, Rapadas is a product of Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan de Oro City. Prior to his appointment, he was Vicar General of the Diocese of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay.

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