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His Excellency
MOST REV. JESUS Y. VARELA, D.D.
Bishop of Sorsogon
Bishop's Residence, Sorsogon, 4700 Sorsogon
Tel. (056)211-1490  Fax (056)211-1289
e-mail: 
jyv@k-net.edu.ph

 

 

PERSONAL

Birth: December 18, 1927
Place of Birth: Bacolod City
Sacerdotal Ordination: March 17, 1956 – Cebu City
Episcopal Ordination: April 30, 1967 – Naga City

EDUCATION

    * The Basic School of the Family
      1927-1932
    * Colegio del Sagrado Corazon
      Iloilo, Kindergarten
    * Iloilo Normal School Training Department
      1932-1938
    * Surigao Elementary School
      1938-1940
    * Sorsogon National High School
      1940-1946
    * Our Lady of Peñafrancia Minor Seminary
      Sorsogon, 1946-1949
    * Ph.L
      UST Central Seminary
      Manila, 1949-1952
    * STL
      UST Central Seminary
      Manila, 1952-1956
    * STD, JCB
      University of the Angelicum
      Rome, 1958-1961

MINISTRY

    * 1956-1958- Chaplain, Agriculture College, Pili, Camarines Sur
    * 1956-1957- Curate, Pili, Camarines Sur
    * 1957-1958- Archdiocesan Vice Chancellor, Caceres
    * 1961-1963- CATWELO/CBCP Asst. Secretary General, Manila
    * 1963-1965- Archdiocesan Chancellor, Caceres
    * 1967-1975- Cursillos de Cristiandad/Archdiocesan Director, Caceres
    * 1967-1971- Auxiliary Bishop, Zamboanga
    * 1968-1972- Member, CBCP Administrative Council
    * 1971-1981- Diocesan Bishop, Ozamis
    * 1972
          * Vice President, UNDA Philippines
          * President, Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters
    * 1974- President, UNDA Philippines
    * 1980-1994- Diocesan Bishop, Sorsogon
    * 1982-present
          * Chairman, Episcopal Commission on Family and Life
          * Member, CBCP Permanent Council

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