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Filipino priest named as vicar general in a diocese in California

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 01:07 PM July 21, 2023

Newly-appointed Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese of San Jose in California Andres Ligot (Photo from CBCP)

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino priest was appointed vicar general and chancellor of the Diocese of San Jose, California in the United States.

This was announced the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).


The priest is Andres Ligot.


In assuming his new post, he will serve as the right-hand man of San Jose Bishop Oscar Cantu.

CBCP explained the vicar general is the second highest-ranking position in diocesan governance, right next to the bishop.

Ligot was born and raised in Laoag city.

He is the nephew of late Bishop Victorino Ligot of San Fernando, La Union.

He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Laoag in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican by Saint Pope John Paul II in June 1992.

Ligot started his ministry at the San Jose diocese’s tribunal, first as the “defender of the bond” and later, as a judge.


He was also made a pastor of Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Santa Clara, a city near San Jose in 2005.

Then, he was appointed Judicial Vicar in a concurrent capacity in 2008.


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