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
Diocese of Bayombong Coat of Arms.svg
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical provinceTuguegarao
Area6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(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, STL, D.D.
Metropolitan ArchbishopMost Rev. Ricardo L. Baccay, D.D.
Bishops emeritusMost Rev. Ramon B. Villena, D.D. (1986-2016)


Erected in November 7, 1966, as the territorial prelature of Bayombong, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese in November 1982.[1] 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 the Diocese of Bayombong.


Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms Ref.
1. Albert Van Overbeke, CICM, D.D. November 18, 1966 – September 15, 1986 (resigned) [2]
2. Ramon B. Villena, D.D. September 15, 1986 (succeeded) – May 28, 2016 (retired)   [3]
3. Jose Elmer L. Mangalino, SThL, D.D. May 24, 2018 – present   [4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Catholic Directory of the Philippines. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. 1983. p. 70. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "Bishop Albert van Overbeke [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "Bishop Ramon B. Villena | Bishop of Bayombong Diocese Ramon B. Villena | Ucanews". Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  4. ^ "Diocese of Bayombong, may bagong obispo na". DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990AM (in Tagalog). May 25, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2022.