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Roman Catholic Diocese of Romblon

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Romblon (Lat: Dioecesis Rombloniesis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The Diocese of Romblon has 24 parishes manned by 30 priests and 1 religious SVD brother. The diocese is divided into 6 vicariates. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz. It covers a land area of 1,355 square kilometers and has a population of 227,621 of which 87 per cent are Catholics. Its titular patron is St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its secondary patron is the Santo Niño.[1]

Diocese of Romblon

Dioecesis Rombloniensis

Diyosesis ng Romblon
Diyosesis it Romblon
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryRomblon
Ecclesiastical provinceCapiz
MetropolitanCapiz
Statistics
Area1,567 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
312,000
258,176 (82.7%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established19 December 1974
CathedralCathedral of St Joseph in Romblon
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopNarciso Villaver Abellana
Metropolitan ArchbishopJose Advincula
Vicar GeneralNonato Ernie Fetalino

Erected in 1974, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

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Ecclesiastical District of Romblon & Maghali IslandsEdit

I. Vicariate of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church[2]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Saint Joseph Cathedral Romblon 1635
2 Our Lady of Fatima Parish Cogon, Romblon 1990
3 Saint Anthony de Padua Parish Agnipa, Romblon 1984
4 Bliss Fisherfolk Christian Community Chaplaincy Romblon 1975
II. Vicariate of St. Joseph the Worker[3]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Saint Joseph, the Worker Parish Corcuera 1985
2 Saint Nicolas of Tolentino Parish Banton 1644
3 Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion Parish Concepcion 1957
4 Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish Alegria, Corcuera 1998

Ecclesiastical District of TablasEdit

I. Vicariate of St. Augustine[4]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Saint Augustine Parish San Agustin 1871
2 Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion Parish Santa Maria 1982
3 Saint Michael, the Archangel Parish Calatrava 1961
4 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Carmen, San Agustin 1993
II. Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer[5]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Shrine of Saint Vincent Ferrer Odiongan 1859
2 Saint Anthony de Padua Parish Ferrol 1982
3 Our Lady of Candles Parish Libertad, Odiongan 1991
4 Saint Andrew Parish San Andres 1892
III. Vicariate of St. Joseph, The Spouse of Mary[6]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Santa Fe 1954
2 Saint Thomas de Villanueva Parish Alcantara 1973
3 Saint Isidore, the Worker Parish Guinbirayan, Santa Fe 1989
4 Saint Joseph, the Spouse of Mary Parish Looc 1863
5 Saint Joseph, the Spouse of Mary Parish San Jose 1982

Ecclesiastical District of SibuyanEdit

I. Vicariate of Sta. Barbara[7]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish San Fernando 1881
2 Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Magdiwang 1868
3 Santo Niño Parish Danao, Cajidiocan 1987
4 Santa Barbara Parish Cajidiocan 1848
5 Our Lady of Remedy Parish España, San Fernando 1979

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