His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila as the new bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan province.
He will replace Bishop Edgardo Juanich who resigned in 2018.
The Pope made the announcement in the Vatican on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, at 12 noon, Rome time (6 pm in Manila).
In Manila, the announcement was made by Archbishop Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines during Pope’s Day Mass at the Manila Cathedral to celebrate the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, at 6 pm. The announcement was made five days after the formal installation of the 33rd Archbishop of Manila Jose F. Cardinal Advincula.
He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Manila by the Holy Father on February 10, 2020, after former Archbishop of Manila Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle left for Rome to be the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
Bishop Pabillo served the Archdiocese of Manila for 16 months as Apostolic Administrator. Those 13 months were challenging months for the Bishop because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. During his leadership as Apostolic Administrator of Manila, Bishop Pabillo was able to release 45 Pastoral Instructions that guided the faithful during those trying times.
Also during his term, he had conducted 16 meetings with the Board of Consultors and 15 meetings with the Pastoral Council of Manila. He was able to continue the Monthly 3rd Tuesday Clergy Recollection even during the pandemic.
Bishop Pabillo was ordained a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco on December 8, 1982, by Jaime L. Cardinal Sin. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Manila by Pope Benedict XVI on May 24, 2006. He was consecrated bishop on August 19, 2006, by Gaudencio G. Cardinal Rosales with Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Fernando Filoni and Most Rev. Pedro Arigo, Vicar Apostolic of Palawan as co-consecrators.
The Holy Father also appointed Monsignor Noel Pedregosa, who until now is the diocesan administrator of Malaybalay, as the new bishop of the diocese. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)