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Philippines’ oldest bishop, retired Bishop Sorra of Legazpi, dies

Bishop Jose Sorra was prelate of Legazpi from 1993 until his retirement in 2005

Diocese of Legazpi starts observance of 500th anniversary of arrival of...

The town of Libon, established in 1573, is the first Spanish settlement in the Bicol region

Philippine diocese to probe impact of quarry activities in Albay province

The focus of the research will be the impact of quarry operations on the environment and communities in the province

Don’t lose hope, bishop tells typhoon victims

Bishop Joel Baylon urged survivors to face the devastation “with new hope and a firm resolve to rise from the ruins and build again”

Obispo ng Legazpi, nanawagan ng mahigpit na panuntunan sa ‘quarrying’

Halos 300 na mga tahanan sa bayan ng Guinobatan ang naiulat na nabaon sa pinaghalong buhangin, putik, lahar, at maging malalaking bato

Priority is to help people, says bishop in typhoon-hit Philippine province

Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi said it is the diocese’s desire to stand with the displaced families

Catholic churches in Bicol region damaged by super typhoon ‘Rolly’

Masses were temporarily celebrated outside the St John the Baptist church in the city of Tabaco and outside other devastated churches

Bishop seeks probe into mining, quarrying activities around Mayon following disaster

About 300 houses in Guinobatan town in the province of Albay were buried under volcanic rocks and mud flows from Mount Mayon

Bicol diocese intensifies efforts aimed at suicide prevention

Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi noted a sudden rise in suicide cases during the coronavirus pandemic

Catholic bishop of Legazpi deplores killing of ‘red-tagged’ parish lay leader

The bishop called for an investigation into the killings and for a “speedy disposition of their cases so that justice may be served"

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