MOST REV. JESUS Y. VARELA, D.D.

MOST REV. JESUS Y. VARELA, D.D.
Bishop Emeritus of Sorsogon

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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