Tobias named temporary head ?of Novaliches diocese.
Tobias named temporary head ?of Novaliches diocese !-- -- Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Retired Bishop Antonio Tobias will temporarily stay as head of the diocese of Novaliches following his retirement earlier this month, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced yesterday. Tobias has been appointed as apostolic administrator of the diocese until his successor is officially installed.
Pope Francis made the appointment of Tobias a day after accepting his retirement on June 6. The pontiff designated Fr.
Roberto Gaa as Tobias' replacement. "It's good this happened I can continue what I need to do under the capacity given me by Rome as apostolic administrator," said Tobias, who served the diocese for 16 years.
The prelate will stay in his post until Gaa formally takes over as the new bishop of Novaliches. The date of ordination has yet to be announced.