"The Joy of Sharing
God's blessing to the Young"
The Diocese of Bacolod welcomed their new Prelate

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A huge crowd of Catholics witnessed the Canonical Installation of Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, DD last August 9, 2016 at the San Sebastian Cathedral. The solemn rite was led by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Bishop Villegas told the faithful that their new Bishop is a man of mystery. He represents Christ as the good shepherd. He encouraged them that to understand this mystery and the mission of a bishop we've got to have faith.

Bishop Buzon was appointed by Pope Francis last May 24, 2016, at the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, (the Patroness of the Salesians) as the 6th bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod following the retirement of Bishop Vicente M. Navarra. Before his transfer, Bishop Pat, as he is commonly called, served as the bishop of Kabankalan for 13 years. Presently, he is a member of CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCE).