Roman Catholic Diocese of Bangued

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Diocese of Bangued
Dioecesis Banguedensis
Diyosesis ti Bangued
Country Philippines
Territory Abra
Ecclesiastical province Nueva Segovia
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
Area 3,975 km2 (1,535 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
221,968 (81%)
Parishes 22
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 12 June 1955
Cathedral Cathedral of St James the Greater in Bangued, Abra
Patron saint St. James the Great
Secular priests 41
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian
Metropolitan Archbishop Marlo Mendoza Peralta
Vicar General Pablo Nilo Peig
Emeritus Bishops Cesar C. Raval Bishop Emeritus of Bangued [1]

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

The diocese was erected as a territorial prelature in 1955.

In 1982, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese, and became suffragan to the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.

The current bishop is Leopoldo Corpuz Jaucian, appointed in 2006.


  1. ^ "Diocese of Bangued". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 17°35′45″N 120°37′01″E / 17.5957°N 120.6170°E / 17.5957; 120.6170