List of Catholic dioceses in the Philippines

This is a list of the Catholic dioceses in the Philippines. The dioceses' bishops comprise the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), an episcopal conference. The dioceses are grouped into ecclesiastical provinces, each of which comprises a Metropolitan archdiocese and several suffragan dioceses and is headed by the archbishop, as the metropolitan bishop of the province.

Map of the ecclesiastical provinces of the Catholic Church in the Philippines
Map of ecclesiastical provinces of the Catholic Church in the Philippines
Map of the apostolic vicariates of the Catholic Church in the Philippines
Map of apostolic vicariates of the Catholic Church in the Philippines

Apostolic vicariates and the military ordinariate are not part of any ecclesiastical province, but are included in the table. Like diocesan bishops, they are the ordinary responsible for spiritual care the Catholics under them and are directly subject to the Holy See.

List of diocesesEdit

Diocese[a] Coat of Arms Ecclesiastical Province[1][2][3] Territory[1] Cathedral Founded[1][2]
Archdiocese of Caceres   Caceres 3rd, 4th and 5th Congressional Districts of Camarines Sur, Naga City and the Municipality of Gainza Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist 14 Aug 1595
Diocese of Daet   Camarines Norte Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity 27 May 1974
Diocese of Legazpi   Albay Saint Gregory the Great Cathedral 29 Jun 1951
Diocese of Libmanan   1st and 2nd Congressional Districts of Camarines Sur (except Gainza) Saint James the Apostle Cathedral 9 Dec 1989
Diocese of Masbate Masbate Saint Anthony of Padua Cathedral 23 Mar 1968
Diocese of Sorsogon   Sorsogon Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles 29 Jun 1951
Diocese of Virac Catanduanes Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception 27 May 1974
Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro   Cagayan de Oro Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City and the Municipality of Malitbog in Bukidnon Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral 20 Jan 1933
Diocese of Butuan   Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur Saint Joseph Cathedral 20 Mar 1967
Diocese of Malaybalay   Bukidnon (except Malitbog); Municipality of Wao in Lanao del Sur; and Barangay Buda in Davao City San Isidro Cathedral 25 Apr 1969
Diocese of Surigao   Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte Cathedral of San Nicolas de Tolentino 3 Jun 1939
Diocese of Tandag   Surigao del Sur Cathedral of San Nicolas de Tolentino 16 Jun 1978
Archdiocese of Capiz   Capiz Capiz Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral 27 Jan 1951
Diocese of Kalibo Aklan Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist 17 Jan 1976
Diocese of Romblon Romblon Saint Joseph Cathedral 19 Dec 1974
Archdiocese of Cebu   Cebu Cebu, Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City Cathedral of Saint Vitales 14 Aug 1595
Diocese of Dumaguete   Negros Oriental (except Canlaon City, Guihulngan City, and the Municipalities of Vallehermoso, and La Libertad) and Siquijor Saint Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral 5 Apr 1955
Diocese of Maasin   Southern Leyte and the Municipalities of Matalom, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, Inopacan and Baybay in Leyte Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption 23 Mar 1968
Diocese of Tagbilaran   Southern Bohol Saint Joseph The Worker Cathedral 8 Nov 1941
Diocese of Talibon   Northern Bohol Most Holy Trinity Cathedral 9 Jan 1986
Archdiocese of Cotabato Cotabato Western Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat (except Columbio) and Cotabato City Immaculate Conception Cathedral 11 Aug 1950
Diocese of Kidapawan Eastern Cotabato and Municipality of Columbio in Sultan Kudarat Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral 12 Jun 1976
Diocese of Marbel South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City Christ the King Cathedral 17 Dec 1960
Archdiocese of Davao   Davao Davao City and City of Samal in Davao del Norte Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral 17 Dec 1949
Diocese of Digos Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral 5 Nov 1979
Diocese of Mati   Davao Oriental San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral 16 Feb 1984
Diocese of Tagum   Davao del Norte (except Samal) and Davao de Oro Christ the King Cathedral 13 Jan 1962
Archdiocese of Jaro   Jaro Iloilo, Guimaras and Iloilo City Saint Elizabeth Metropolitan Cathedral 27 May 1865
Diocese of Bacolod   Bacolod City, 3rd and 4th Congressional District of Negros Occidental, and Municipality of Hinigaran 15 Jul 1932
Diocese of Kabankalan   5th and 6th Congressional District of Negros Occidental (except Municipality of Hinigaran) Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier 30 Mar 1987
Diocese of San Carlos   1st and 2nd Congressional District of Negros Occidental; (Canlaon City, Guihulngan City, Municipalities of Vallehermoso and La Libertad) in Negros Oriental Saint Charles Borromeo Cathedral 30 Mar 1987
Diocese of San Jose de Antique Antique Saint Joseph Cathedral 24 Mar 1962
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan   Lingayen-Dagupan Central Pangasinan and Dagupan City Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist 19 May 1928
Diocese of Alaminos   Western Pangasinan Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Patriarch 12 Jan 1985
Diocese of Cabanatuan   Southern Nueva Ecija Cathedral of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine 16 Feb 1963
Diocese of San Fernando de La Union   La Union Cathedral of Saint William the Hermit 19 Jan 1970
Diocese of San Jose de Nueva Ecija Northern Nueva Ecija Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Worker 16 Feb 1984
Diocese of Urdaneta Eastern Pangasinan Immaculate Conception Cathedral 12 Jan 1985
Archdiocese of Lipa   Lipa Batangas Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian 10 Apr 1910
Diocese of Boac   Marinduque 2 Apr 1977
Diocese of Gumaca   Eastern Quezon San Diego de Alcala Cathedral 9 Apr 1984
Diocese of Lucena   Central Quezon and Lucena City Cathedral of Saint Ferdinand 28 Mar 1950
Prelature of Infanta Aurora and Northern Quezon Cathedral of the Divine Infant Jesus of Prague and Saint Mark the Evangelist 25 Apr 1950
Archdiocese of Manila   Manila Manila, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasay Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 6 Feb 1579
Diocese of Antipolo Rizal and Marikina City National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage 24 Jan 1983
Diocese of Cubao   Southern Quezon City Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao 28 Jun 2003
Diocese of Imus   Cavite Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar Diocesan Shrine 25 Nov 1961
Diocese of Kalookan   Navotas City, Malabon City and Southern Caloocan City San Roque Cathedral 28 Jun 2003
Diocese of Malolos   Bulacan and Valenzuela City Basilica Minore of the Immaculate Conception 25 Nov 1961
Diocese of Novaliches   Northern Caloocan City and Northern Quezon City Cathedral Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd 7 Dec 2002
Diocese of Parañaque Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa Cathedral of Saint Andrew the Apostle 7 Dec 2002
Diocese of Pasig Pasig City, Pateros, and Taguig City Immaculate Conception Cathedral 26 Jun 2003
Diocese of San Pablo   Laguna Saint Paul the First Hermit Cathedral 28 Nov 1966
Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia   Nueva Segovia Ilocos Sur Saint Paul Metropolitan Cathedral 14 Aug 1595
Diocese of Baguio Benguet and Baguio City Our Lady of the Atonement Cathedral 15 Jul 1932
Diocese of Bangued   Abra Saint James the Elder Cathedral 12 Jun 1955
Diocese of Laoag [[Ilocos Norte] Saint William the Hermit Cathedral 30 Nov 1950
Archdiocese of Ozamiz Ozamiz Misamis Occidental Immaculate Conception Cathedral 27 Jan 1951
Diocese of Dipolog   Zamboanga del Norte Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral 31 Jul 1967
Diocese of Iligan   Iligan City and Northern Lanao del Norte Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel 17 Feb 1971
Diocese of Pagadian Zamboanga del Sur Santo Niño Cathedral 12 Nov 1971
Prelature of Marawi Lanao del Sur and the Municipalities of Malabang and Balabagan in Lanao del Sur; and Municipalities of Sultan Naga Dimaporo and Balo-i in Lanao del Norte Cathedral of Maria Auxiliadora 20 Nov 1976
Archdiocese of Palo   Palo Leyte, Tacloban City and Ormoc City The Transfiguration of Our Lord Metropolitan Cathedral 28 Nov 1937
Diocese of Borongan   Eastern Samar Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady 22 Oct 1960
Diocese of Calbayog   Western Samar Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral 10 Apr 1910
Diocese of Catarman   Northern Samar Our Lady of the Annunciation Cathedral 5 Dec 1974
Diocese of Naval   Biliran Cathedral Parish of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary 29 Nov 1988
Archdiocese of San Fernando   San Fernando Pampanga and Angeles City Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando 11 Dec 1948
Diocese of Balanga   Bataan Diocesan Shrine and Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary 17 Mar 1975
Diocese of Iba   Zambales and Olongapo City Cathedral of Saint Augustine 12 Jun 1955
Diocese of Tarlac   Tarlac San Sebastian Cathedral 16 Feb 1963
Archdiocese of Tuguegarao   Tuguegarao Cagayan Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral 10 Apr 1910
Diocese of Bayombong   Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino Saint Dominic de Guzman Cathedral 7 Nov 1966
Diocese of Ilagan   Isabela and Santiago City Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel 5 Jun 1961
Prelature of Batanes   Batanes, and the Babuyan Islands of Cagayan Santo Domingo de Guzman Cathedral 31 Jan 1970
Archdiocese of Zamboanga   Zamboanga Zamboanga City Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral 10 Apr 1910
Diocese of Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral 24 Dec 1979
Prelature of Isabela de Basilan Basilan Santa Isabel de Portugal Cathedral 12 Oct 1963
Military Ordinariate of the Philippines   Exempt dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See represented by the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines for the armed forces Saint Ignatius de Loyola Cathedral 8 Dec 1950
Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk Apayao and Kalinga Cathedral of Saint William the Hermit 6 Jul 1992
Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe Mountain Province and Ifugao Santa Rita de Cascia Cathedral 6 Aug 1992
Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan Oriental Mindoro Santo Niño Cathedral 2 Jul 1936
Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose in Mindoro Occidental Mindoro Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral 27 Jan 1983
Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay Northern Palawan and Municipality of Cagayancillo Saint Joseph the Worker Cathedral 26 May 2002
Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa   Southern Palawan and Puerto Princesa City Immaculate Conception Cathedral 10 Apr 1910
Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo   Sulu and Tawi-Tawi Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral 28 Oct 1953
  1. ^ Names in bold denote metropolitan archdioceses. Apostolic vicariates and military ordinariates not part of any ecclesiastical province are italicized.

Gallery of archdiocesan cathedralsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Diocese". Claretian Communications Foundation,Inc. Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Structured View of Dioceses in Asia". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Catholic Church in Republic of the Philippines (Philippines)". GCatholic.org. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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