Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Jose Romeo Lazo to the Diocese San Jose de Antique. Lazo was born in San Jose de Buenavista in Antique on January 23, 1949. He was ordained priest on April 1, 1975 and was appointed bishop of Kalibo on December 29, 2003. He will be installed as Bishop of  Antique on September 1, 2009. The Diocese of San Jose de Antique was vacated by Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, who transferred to the Diocese of Kidapawan in May last year.