Thomasian priest named auxiliary bishop of Antipolo diocese

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POPE FRANCIS has appointed a Thomasian priest as the new auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo.

Fr. Nolly Buco is the parish priest of Our Lady of Light Parish in Cainta, Rizal.

Buco, who hails from Davao Oriental, earned his philosophy degree from the Sacred Heart Seminary in Palo, Leyte and his theology degree from the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary in Guiguinto, Bulacan.

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Antipolo on October 18, 1993.

Buco attended the doctorate in anthropology program at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City between 2002 and 2003.

In 2004, he obtained his doctorate degree in canon law from the University of Santo Tomas.

Buco, 54, had served as the judicial vicar and member of the Board of Presbyteral Consultors of the Diocese of Antipolo as well as rector of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Seminary.

He was also the parochial vicar of St. Clement Parish and the Immaculate Conception Parish or the Antipolo Cathedral.

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