Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena

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Diocese of Lucena
Dioecesis Lucenensis
Diyosesis ng Lucena
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Interior of the Lucena Cathedral
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Lucena.svg
Coat of arms
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Cities of Tayabas and Lucena and Municipalities of Agdangan, Atimonan, Candelaria, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Padre Burgos, Plaridel, San Antonio, Sariaya, Tiaong and Unisan in Quezon
Ecclesiastical province Lipa
Metropolitan Lipa
Coordinates 13°56′9.4″N 121°36′45″E / 13.935944°N 121.61250°E / 13.935944; 121.61250Coordinates: 13°56′9.4″N 121°36′45″E / 13.935944°N 121.61250°E / 13.935944; 121.61250
Statistics
Area 2,334 km2 (901 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
948,093
834,322 (88%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established March 28, 1950
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Ferdinand in Lucena
Patron saint Saint Ferdinand
Secular priests 189+
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez
Metropolitan Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
Vicar General Leandro N. Castro
Emeritus Bishops Ruben T. Profugo Bishop Emeritus (1982-2003)
Website
Website of the Diocese of Lucena

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena (Latin: Dioecesis Lucenensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines with the seat in Lucena City. The Roman Rite Latin Church diocese was erected in 1950 from the Archdiocese of Lipa to become a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese. In 1977, the Diocese of Boac, which covers the parishes in the island-province of Marinduque, was created and separated from Lucena. In 1984, the Diocese of Lucena was further divided with the creation of the Diocese of Gumaca, which covers the municipalities of Quezon province east of Gumaca, Quezon.

The current bishop is Emilio Z. Marquez, appointed in 2003.

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