Diocese of San Fernando de La Union
The term "Sede Vacante" is the latin for "the seat being vacant". After the death or resignation of a pope, the Holy See enters a period of sede vacante. This also applies when a particular diocesan bishop has either died, resigned, transferred to a different diocese, or lost his office and a replacement has not yet been named.
With the passing of Most Rev. Rodolfo F. Beltran, DD, the Diocese of San Fernando de La Union is at "Sede Vacante". Requiescat in pace, our dear bishop.
(Photo: The "cathedra" of St. William @wheninlaunion
the Hermit bearing the coat of arms of Bishop Beltran)
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