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174th Birth Anniversary of Bishop Jorge Barlin – First Filipino Bishop

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wreath-laying ceremony in conjunction with the celebration of the 174th birth anniversary of Bishop Jorge Alfonso Imperial Barlin
Facts about Jorge Barlin:

He was born April 23, 1850, in Baao, Camarines Sur, the Philippines to Mateo Alfonso Barlín and Francisca Imperial.

He was ordained a priest on September 19, 1875, and consecrated a bishop on June 29, 1906, by Archbishop Ambrose Agius along with co-consecrators Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty and Bishop Frederick Zadok Rooker. “Barlín proved very capable and loyal, dealing a blow to the schismatic Iglesia Filipina Independiente by resisting its recruitment efforts and winning a court battle over church property,” according to Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.[2]

He died and was interred in RomeItaly in 1909 during an ad limina visit of the Philippine bishops. Attempts to have his body returned to the Philippines were unsuccessful. (Wikipedia)

Notice: Road closure around the vicinity of Barlin Stree from 4:00 PM until the end of the ceremony.


April 25
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Plaza Barlin
Barlin Street
Naga City, Philippines
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