Roman Catholic Diocese of Talibon

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Diocese of Talibon
Dioecesis Talibonensis
Diyosesis ng Talibon
Roman Catholic Diocese of Talibon logo.jpg
Territory Bohol
Ecclesiastical province Cebu
Metropolitan Cebu
Area 2,243 km2 (866 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
648,827 (91.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Blessed Trinity Cathedral, Talibon, Bohol
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Bishop-elect Daniel Patrick Y. Parcon
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose S. Palma
Vicar General Ignacio H. Reyes
Emeritus Bishops Christian Vicente F. Noel
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Talibon is one of the 72 ecclesiastical territories called dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is one of two dioceses in the province of Bohol and is part of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Cebu. It comprises half of the civil province of Bohol, Philippines. It was created on January 9, 1986, separating half of Bohol from the Diocese of Tagbilaran. [1] There are 25 parishes in the diocese, ministered to by 50 priests. There are also 35 religious sisters active in the running of 16 secondary Catholic schools. The vocations to the priesthood are thriving, and trust in Divine Providence is the main recourse of the poor inhabitants, mostly farmers and fishermen. [1]

In an annual retreat in July 1993, initiatives were taken by the local clergy to formulate a vision-mission statement in answer to the momentum of renewal ushered in by the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines. In 1995, the clergy ventured into an introductory planning of a five-year diocesan pastoral program to involve the lay faithful in the formulation of a vision-mission statement and a diocesan pastoral plan.

The Diocesan Curia and Board of Consultors have already been set up. The pastoral commissions are now operative and capably manned. The parish pastoral councils are in full swing in their activities and have been most effective in assisting the clergy in the administration of parishes.


Most Rev. Christian V.F. Noel, D.D.

Born in Sangi, Asturias, Cebu
Ordained priest: March 18, 1961
Ordained bishop: November 30, 1981


  • Elementary

Asturias Central Elementary School

  • Asturias, Cebu, 1945-1950 High School

Seminario Menor de San Carlos Mabolo, Cebu City, 1950-1955

  • Philosophy & Theology

Seminario Mayor de San Carlos Mabolo, Cebu City, 1955-1961


  • 1961-1962- La Hermandad Misionera de San Vicente de Paul, Cebu-wide Missions
  • 1962-1964- Asst. Parish Priest, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Balamban, Cebu
  • 1964-1966- Asst. Parish Priest, San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Bogo, Cebu
  • 1966-1976- Parish Priest, San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu
  • 1976-1982- Parish Priest & Vicar Forane, San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Bogo, Cebu
  • 1982
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Cagayan de Oro
  • Parish Priest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro
Appointed First Bishop of Talibon: September 6, 1986-present [2]


Blessed Trinity Cathedral, Talibon, Bohol, Philippines
  • Blessed Trinity Cathedral
Talibon, Bohol

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Diocese of Talibon Retrieved 27 November, 2006.
  2. ^ Bishop Christian Vincent Noel Retrieved 28 November, 2006.

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