Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen–Dagupan is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. Its cathedral is the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan City with a co-cathedral, the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Church, in the neighboring municipality of Lingayen.

Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

Archidioecesis Lingayensis-Dagupanensis

Arkidiosis na Lingayen-Dagupan
Arkidiocesis ti Lingayen-Dagupan
Arquidiócesis de Lingayén-Dagupán
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Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
Archdiocesan coat of arms
Country Philippines
TerritoryCentral Pangasinan (Basista, Bautista, Bayambang, Binmaley, Calasiao, Dagupan, Laoac, Lingayen, Malasiqui, Manaoag, Mangaldan, Mapandan, San Carlos, San Fabian, San Jacinto, Santa Barbara, Urbiztondo
Ecclesiastical provinceLingayen-Dagupan
Area1,565 km2 (604 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
1,002,000 (82.5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established19 May 1928
CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Co-cathedralCo-Cathedral and Parish of the Epiphany of Our Lord
Patron saintSt. John the Evangelist
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopSocrates Buenaventura Villegas
Auxiliary BishopsFidelis Bautista Layog
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
Website of the Archdiocese
The Cathedra at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Dagupan City.


The Diocese of Lingayen was created in 1928 and renamed Lingayen-Dagupan in 1954. It became an archdiocese in 1963.[1]


Ordinaries (the bishops and archbishops of the diocese):

  • Cesar Ma. Guerrero, DD: February 22, 1929 – December 16, 1937, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Manila
  • Mariano Madriaga, DD: March 17, 1938 – February 7, 1973, became archbishop when this diocese became archdiocese in 1963; resigned
  • Federico G. Limon, SVD, DD: February 7, 1973 – July 15, 1991, retired (was coadjutor, 1972-1973)
  • Oscar V. Cruz, DD: July 15, 1991 – September 8, 2009, retired
  • Socrates B. Villegas, DD: September 8, 2009 – present

Additionally, Auxiliary Bishops have occasionally been appointed to help the Archbishop in leading the Archdiocese:

  • Francisco Raval Cruces: April 2, 1968 – March 4, 1970, appointed Bishop of Ilagan
  • Jesus Aputen Cabrera: May 5, 1980 - April 22, 1985, appointed Bishop of Alaminos
  • Renato Pine Mayugba: October 18, 2005 - October 12, 2012, appointed Bishop of Laoag
  • Jose Elmer Imas Mangalinao: May 31, 2016 - May 24, 2018, appointed Bishop of Bayombong
  • Fidelis Bautista Layog: March 18, 2019 – present

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops:

Suffragan diocesesEdit

The archdiocese has five suffragan dioceses:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Catholic Hierarchy". Retrieved November 24, 2015.

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