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Renato Abibico

The Most Reverend
Renato Abibico
Prime Bishop of the Philippines
Church Episcopal Church in the Philippines
Orders
Ordination 29 June 1975
Consecration 11 April 1997
Personal details
Born (1951-02-02) 2 February 1951
Sabangan, Mountain Province, Philippines
Previous post Bishop of Northern Luzon

Renato Mag-Gay Abibico (born 2 February 1951 in Sabangan, Mountain Province) is a Filipino Episcopal bishop. He has been Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines since his enthronement on 20 November 2014. He is married and a father of five children.

Contents

  • Early studies 1
  • Ecclesiastical career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early studies

He studied at the St. Joseph School, in Sabangan, and at San Alfonso High School, in Quezon City, from 1963 to 1967. He continued his studies at the Trinity College, at the same city, from 1967 to 1969, where he became an Associate in Arts.

Ecclesiastical career

He decided to follow religious life, studying at SATS, from 1969 to 1974, where he became a Bachelors in Theology. He later would be conferred a M.D. in 1988. He was ordained to the Episcopal diaconate at 27 December 1974 and to the priesthood at 29 June 1975. He did a Master of Theology and Development at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992/93.

He held several religious offices until being nominated simultaneously Administrative Officer and Development Officer at the Northern Luzon Diocese, in 1986. He would be in charge of both offices until 1997.

He was consecrated Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Luzon at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Bulanao, Tabuk City, at 11 April 1997. He was elected Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines at the second session of the second day of the 9th Regular Synod, at 25 August 2014. Abibico enthronement took place at 20 November 2014.[1]

References

  1. ^ ECP Elects New Prime Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Central Philippines, 25 August 2014

External links

  • ECP Elects New Prime Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Central Philippines Official Website
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Edward Malecdan
Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines
2014–present
Incumbent
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