Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong

The Diocese of Bayombong (Lat: Dioecesis Bayombongensis; formerly known as Praelatura Territorialis Bayombongensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical jurisdiction or diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Its cathedra is in Bayombong Cathedral, in the episcopal see of Bayombong.

Diocese of Bayombong

Dioecesis Bayombongensis

Diyosesis ng Bayombong
Diocesis ti Bayombong
Diócesis de Bayombong
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical provinceTuguegarao
Area6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2021)
654,000[1] (56.1%)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. Dominic of Guzman
Patron saintDominic of Guzman
Vincent Ferrer (secondary)
Secular priests27
Current leadership
BishopJose Elmer Mangalinao
Metropolitan ArchbishopRicardo Baccay
Bishops emeritusRamon Villena
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History edit

Erected on November 7, 1966, through the apostolic constitution Patris Instar as the Territorial Prelature of Bayombong,[2] the said prelature was elevated to a diocese in November 1982 by Pope John Paul II through apostolic constitution Cum Decessores Nostri Romani Pontifices.[3][4] The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao.

After the resignation of Bishop Ramon Villena in 2016, Pope Francis appointed Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, SSS, DD, Bishop of Cabanatuan as Apostolic Administrator. On May 24, 2018, the Pope appointed Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Bayombong.

Ordinaries edit

No. Name From Until Coat of Arms
1   Albert Van Overbeke, CICM, D.D. November 18, 1966 September 15, 1986
2   Ramon B. Villena, D.D. September 15, 1986 May 28, 2016  
Sede Vacante - Apostolic Administrator Sofronio Aguirre Bancud May 28, 2016 July 25, 2018  
3   Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, SThL, D.D. May 24, 2018 Incumbent  

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Bayombong (Diocese)". Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  2. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (n.59) (in Latin). Detractis quibusdam territoriis a dioecesi Tuguegaraoana, nova praelatura conditur, « Bayombongensis » nomine. Vatican City: The Holy See. 1967. pp. 478–479.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Catholic Directory of the Philippines. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. 1983. p. 70. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  4. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (n.75) (in Latin). Praelaturae Banguedensis, Ibana, luganensis, Kidapavanensis, Malaibalaiensis, Marbeliana, Sancti Iosephi de Antiquonia, Bayombongensis ad dioecesis dignitatem evehuntur. Vatican City: The Holy See. 1987. pp. 357–358.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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