Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Puerto Princesa
Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Principis in Philippins
Katoliko Romanong Diyosesis ng Puerto Princesa
Immaculate conception Cathedral Parish in the Apostoloc Vicariate of Puerto Princesa.jpg
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Country Philippines
Territory Palawan
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 8,552 km2 (3,302 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
419,768 (68.6%)
Parishes 25
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 April 1955
Cathedral Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Puerto Princesa
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Secular priests 43
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Pedro D. Arigo
Metropolitan Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
Vicar General Jesus G. delos Reyes
Jurisdiction of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa.
Jurisdiction of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa.
Source of statistics: "Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa". Diocesan Directory. UCANews. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa is an Apostolic Vicariate (missionary circoncription, akin to a diocese) in the Philippines. Within the Catholic Church hierarchy, it operates like a diocese and is headed by a titular bishop. Its cathedral see is the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of an ecclesiastical province. The Catholic Church in the Philippines is organized into 72 dioceses in 16 Ecclesiastical Provinces, as well as 7 Apostolic Vicariates and a Military Ordinariate.

The current bishop is Pedro D. Arigo.


It was established on 10 April 1910 as Apostolic Prefecture of Palawan on territory split from the then Roman Catholic Diocese of Jaro (now a Metropolitan Archdiocese).

On 3 July 1955, it was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan.

On 27 March 2002, it was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa and lost territory to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay.

Incumbent Ordinaries[edit]

The early incumbents were missionary members of the order of Augustinian Recollects (O.A.R.)

Apostolic Prefects of Palawan
  • Friar Vittoriano Romàn Zárate di S. Giuseppe, O.A.R. (1911.04.21 – 1938)
  • Friar Leandro Nieto y Bolandier, O.A.R. (1938.11.25 – 1953)
  • Gregorio Espiga Y Infante, O.A.R. (1953 - 1955.07.03 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of Palawan
Apostolic Vicars of Puerto Princesa

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