Diocese of Bayombong

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Diocese of Bayombong
Dioecesis Bayombongensis
Diyosesis ng Bayombong
Diocesis ti Bayombong
Bayombong Cathedral 2.jpg
Country  Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Tuguegarao
Metropolitan Tuguegarao
Area 6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
421,000 (70.5%)
Parishes 20
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Dominic in Bayombong
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Sergio Utleg
Emeritus Bishops Most Rev. Ramon Barrera Villena (retired on May 28, 2016)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong (Lat: Dioecesis Bayombongensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Its seat is the Bayombong Cathedral.


Erected in 1966, as the territorial prelature of Bayombong, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese in 1982. The diocese is a suffragan of the Diocese of Tuguegarao.

Currently, the Bishop Administrator of the Diocese is Most Rev. Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, S.S.S., D.D. (from the Diocese of Cabanatuan).


  • Albert van Overbeke, C.I.C.M. † (18 Nov 1966 Appointed - 15 Sep 1986 Resigned)
  • Ramon B. Villena (15 Sep 1986 Succeeded - 28 May 2016 Retired)

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