Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod
|Diocese of Bacolod
Dioecesis Bacolodensis (Latin)
Diocese sang Bacolod (Hiligaynon)
The San Sebastian Cathedral, seat of the Diocese of Bacolod
|Territory||Portion of Negros Occidental|
|Ecclesiastical province||Archdiocese of Jaro|
|Area||2,019 km2 (780 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||15 July 1932|
|Cathedral||San Sebastian Cathedral|
|Co-cathedral||San Diego Pro-cathedral|
|Patron saint||Saint Sebastian|
|Bishop||Most Rev. Vicente Macanan Navarra, D.D.|
|Vicar General||Msgr. Louie Galbines|
On 5 April 1955, the Diocese of Bacolod lost territory when the Diocese of Dumaguete was erected. The diocese further lost territory on 30 March 1987 when the Diocese of Kabankalan and the Diocese of San Carlos were erected.
The seat of the diocese is the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod (one of 12 cathedrals founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines) with the San Diego Pro-cathedral in Silay as the diocese's pro-cathedral.
Stand on the Reproductive Health Bill
Prior to the congressional approval and presidential assent to the Reproductive Health Bill of 2012, the Diocese of Bacolod had opposed its passage, organizing rallies against it. The Diocese also urged the faithful to refrain from voting for senators who assented to its passage during the 2013 Philippine general election, and to vote for those who tried to prevent its passage.
The Diocese put up posters in its parish churches, identifying the senators who voted for and against passage of the bill. The Commission on Elections later tried to have these posters removed, or in the least reduced in size.
- Casimiro Lladoc † (Appointed 23 Jun 1933 - Died 24 Oct 1951)
- Manuel Yap † (Appointed 5 Mar 1952 - Died 16 Oct 1966)
- Antonio Yapsutco Fortich † (Appointed 13 Jan 1967 - Retired 31 Jan 1989)
- Camilo Diaz Gregorio (Appointed 20 May 1989 - Resigned 28 Aug 2000)
- Vicente Macanan Navarra (Appointed 24 May 2001 - Present)
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