Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong (Lat: Dioecesis Bayombongensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Its seat is the Bayombong Cathedral.

Diocese of Bayombong

Dioecesis Bayombongensis

Diyosesis ng Bayombong
Diocesis ti Bayombong
Diócesis de Bayombong
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The Cathedral of Bayombong
Diocese of Bayombong Coat of Arms.svg
Coat of arms
Country Philippines
TerritoryNueva Vizcaya and Quirino
Ecclesiastical provinceTuguegarao
Area6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2012)
421,000 (70.5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. Dominic of Guzman
Patron saint St. Dominic of Guzman (Patron)
St. Vincent Ferrer (Secondary Patron)
Current leadership
BishopMost Rev. Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, D.D.
Metropolitan ArchbishopMost Rev. Ricardo L. Baccay, D.D.
Bishops emeritusMost Rev. Ramon B. Villena, D.D. (1986-2016)


Erected in 1966, as the territorial prelature of Bayombong, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese in 1982. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao.

After the resignation of Bishop Villena, In 2016, Pope Francis appointed Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, SSS, DD, Bishop of Cabanatuan as Apostolic Administrator while he selected a new bishop. On May 24, 2018, the Pope appointed Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan as the Third Bishop of Diocese of Bayombong.


  • Albert Van Overbeke, C.I.C.M.: 18 Nov 1966 Appointed - 15 Sep 1986 Resigned
  • Ramon B. Villena: 15 Sep 1986 Succeeded - 28 May 2016 Retired
  • Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao: 24 May 2018 Appointed - Present

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