Roman Catholic Diocese of Tandag

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Diocese of Tandag
Dioecesis Tandagensis
Diyosesis ng Tandag
Country Philippines
Territory Surigao del Sur
Ecclesiastical province Cagayan de Oro
Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro
Deaneries 1.Immaculate Conception Vicariate 2.San Nicolas de Tolentino Vicariate 3.Mother of Mercy Vicariate 4.St.Vincent de Paul Vicariate
Area 4,862 km2 (1,877 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
484,004 (80%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 June 1978
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino in Tandag
Patron saint San Nicolas de Tolentino
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Raul Dael
Metropolitan Archbishop Antonio Ledesma
Emeritus Bishops Ireneo A. Amantillo Bishop Emeritus (1978-2001) Nereo P. Odchimar Bishop Emeritus (2001-2018)
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tandag (Lat: Dioecesis Tandagensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Erected in 1978, the diocese was created from territory in the Diocese of Surigao.

The diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

On 26 February 2018, Pope Francis named Rev. Fr. Raul B. Dael, Vicar for the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro as the bishop of Tandag replacing the Most. Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar whose resignation after reaching the mandatory age of retirement was accepted by Pope Francis.[1]


  • Most Rev. Ireneo A. Amantillo, C.SS.R. (6 Sep 1978 Appointed - 18 Oct 2001 Resigned)
  • Most Rev. Nereo P. Odchimar (18 Oct 2001 Appointed - 26 Feb 2018 Resigned)
  • Most Rev. Raul B. Dael (26 Feb 2018 Appointed)
  • Rev. Msgr. Isidro H. Irizari, PC, VG
  • Rev. Msgr. Arturo P. Langit, EV
  • Rev. Msgr. Jaime B. Panares, EV

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