Diyosesis ng Boac, may bagong Obispo

Labinlimang araw bago ang kanyang pagbisita sa Pilipinas, hinirang ng Santo Papa Francisco si Reb. Padre Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr. mula sa Arsidiyosesis ng Lipa bilang ika-apat na Obispo ng Diyosesis ng Boac. Siya ang kasalukuyang kura paroko ng Parokya ng Invencio de la Sta. Cruz, Alitagtag, Batangas. Siya ay isinilang noong ika-18 ng Mayo taong 1969 sa Lipa City, Batangas.

Ipinahayag ang pagkakahirang sa kanya bilang Obispo ng Diyosesis ng Boac noong ika-31 ng Disyembre 2014, ikalabingdalawa ng tanghali sa Roma, ikapito ng gabi sa ating lokal na oras.

Para sa ilan pang mahahalagang impormasyon tungkol sa bagong Obispo:

1976–1979:Elementary (Primary)-Canossa Academy

1979-1981:Elementary (Intermmediate) – De la Salle-Lipa

1981–1985:High School-St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary, Lipa City

1985–1989:Philosophy-St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary, Marawoy, Lipa City

1989–1994:Sacred Theology-Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

1999-2000 : Post Graduate Studies- Licentiate in Ecclesiastical History -Pontificia Universitàs Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

Positions and offices held:

1995-1996-Parochial Vicar at the Parish of the Immaculate Conception, Bauan, Batangas

1995-1999-Professor at St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary, Marawoy, Lipa City

1996-1998-Assistant Director of the Archdiocesan Commission on Vocations

1998–1999-Director of the Archdiocesan Commission on Vocations

2003-2009-Professor/Priest Formator/Vice-Rector/Dean of Studies at St. Francis de Sales Theological Seminary, Marawoy, Lipa City

2006 up to present Chairman of the Construction Committee of St. Francis de Sales Theological Seminary

2009 – 2013-Rector at Francis de Sales Theological Seminary

2011 – 2013-Parochial Vicar at the Parish of Sto. Nino, Marawoy, Lipa City

2013 up to present -Parish Priest of the Parish of Invencion de la Santa Cruz, Alitagtag.Batangas /Appointed Member of the Presbyteral Council

31 December 2014 – Bishop –Elect for the Diocese of Boac, Marinduque