Roman Catholic Diocese of Surigao
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|Diocese of Surigao
Diyosesis ng Surigao
|Ecclesiastical province||Cagayan de Oro|
|Metropolitan||Cagayan de Oro|
|Area||3,739 km2 (1,444 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||3 June 1939|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of San Nicholas of Tolentino in Surigao|
|Patron saint||St Nicholas of Tolentino|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Antonio Ledesma|
|Vicar General||Tirso N. Alcala|
|Episcopal Vicars||Prescilo P. Iral|
|Website of the Diocese|
Erected in 1939, the diocese is one of the older ecclesiastical territories in the Philippines. The diocese was split off from the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. In 1978, the diocese was subdivided, and the Diocese of Tandag was split off.
The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.
The current bishop is Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog, appointed in 2001.
- John Vrakking, M.S.C. † (25 May 1940 Appointed - 12 Dec 1953 Resigned)
- Charles Van den Ouwelant, M.S.C. † (23 Mar 1955 Appointed - 10 Jan 1973 Resigned)
- Miguel Cinches, S.V.D. (10 Jan 1973 Appointed - 21 Apr 2001 Resigned)
- Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog (21 Apr 2001 Appointed - )