San Jose vicariate’s retired bishop dies of cardiac arrest

San Jose vicariate’s retired bishop dies of cardiac arrest

Bishop Emeritus Antonio Palang of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (June 13, 1946 – April 21, 2021).

By CBCP News

April 21, 2021

Manila, Philippines

Retired Bishop Antonio Palang, who oversaw the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro for 16 years, died Wednesday. He was 74.

The death of Bishop Palang was announced by the secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

He died of cardiac arrest in Cebu City, said Msgr. Bernardo Pantin, CBCP Secretary General.

A native of Cebu’s Consolacion town, Bishop Palang was ordained priest for the Society of the Divine Word in 1972. He was appointed the second prelate of San Jose in 2002.

He retired early in 2018 at the age of 71, which is four years earlier than the age at which bishops must offer the pope their resignation.

Since then, the vicariate has been under Bishop William Antonio of Ilagan as its apostolic administrator.

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