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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
Bayombong Cathedral 2.jpg
The Cathedral of Bayombong
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryNueva Vizcaya and Quirino
Ecclesiastical provinceTuguegarao
MetropolitanTuguegarao
Statistics
Area6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
597,000
421,000 (70.5%)
Parishes20
Information
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
PopeFrancis
BishopJose Elmer Imas Mangalinao
Metropolitan ArchbishopSergio Lasam Utleg
Bishops emeritusRamon Barrera Villena

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HistoryEdit

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.

OrdinariesEdit

  • 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

VicariatesEdit

Northern Nueva Vizcaya VicariateEdit

Southern Nueva Vizcaya VicariateEdit

  • St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish - Aritao
  • St. Anne Parish - Malasin, Dupax del Norte
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish - Belance, Dupax del Norte
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish - Dupax del Sur
  • St. Patrick of Ireland Parish - Diadi
  • St. Catherine of Sienna Parish - Bambang
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish - Sta. Fe
  • St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish - Kayapa

Quirino VicariateEdit

  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish - Maddela
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Parish - Cabarroguis
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - Aglipay
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish - Diffun
  • St. Augustine of Hippo Parish - Saguday

See alsoEdit

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