Roman Catholic Diocese of Legazpi
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|Diocese of Legazpi
Diyosesis kan Legazpi
St Gregory the Great Cathedral
|Area||2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)|
|(as of 2008)
1, 211, 422
1,169, 993 (96.6%%)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||June 29, 1951|
|Cathedral||St. Gregory the Great Cathedral|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Salvation|
|Bishop||Joel Zamudio Baylon|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Rolando Joven Tria Tirona|
|Vicar General||Ramon C. Tronqued|
|Emeritus Bishops||Nestor Celestial Cariño Bishop Emeritus (2005-2007)
José C. Sorra Bishop Emeritus (1993-2005)
Lucilo B. Quiambao Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1982-2009)
Map of the Philippines with the Diocese of Legazpi as the Province of Albay highlighted
|Website of the Diocese|
The diocese was erected in 1951, from territory in the Archdiocese of Caceres.
In 1974 the diocese was subdivided to form the Diocese of Virac.
The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Caceres.
Former Masbate bishop Joel "Bong" Baylon is the new and most recent bishop of Legazpi. Prior to his appointment, Legazpi auxiliary bishop Lucilo Quiambao had been the apostolic administrator of the diocese since Bishop Nestor Cariño's retirement in 2007. Bishop Baylon is assisted by his vicar-general, Very Rev. Msgr. Ramon Tronqued, PC, VG.
- Diocese of Legazpi Claretian Publications accessed May 23, 2012