Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong

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Diocese of Bayombong

Dioecesis Bayombongensis

Diyosesis ng Bayombong
Diocesis ti Bayombong
Diócesis de Bayombong
Bayombong Cathedral 2.jpg
The Cathedral of Bayombong
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryNueva Vizcaya and Quirino
Ecclesiastical provinceTuguegarao
MetropolitanTuguegarao
Statistics
Area6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
597,000
421,000 (70.5%)
Parishes20
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. Dominic of Guzman
Patron saintSt. Dominic of Guzman (Patron) St. Vincent Ferrer (Secondary Patron)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJose Elmer Imas Mangalinao
Metropolitan ArchbishopSergio Utleg
Emeritus BishopsRamon Barrera Villena

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.

History[edit]

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 Archdiocese of Tuguegarao.

After the resignation of Bishop Villena, On 2016, Pope Francis appointed Most Rev. Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, SSS, DD, Bishop of Cabanatuan as Apostolic Administrator while the pope selects a new bishop. On May 24, 2018, Our Holy Father appointed Most Rev. Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan as the Third Bishop of Diocese of Bayombong.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • 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
  • Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao: 24 May 2018 Appointed - Present

Vicariates[edit]

Northern Nueva Vizcaya Vicariate[edit]

Southern Nueva Vizcaya Vicariate[edit]

  • St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish - Aritao
  • St. Anne Parish - Malasin, Dupax del Norte
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish - Belance, Dupax del Norte
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish - Dupax del Sur
  • St. Patrick of Ireland Parish - Diadi
  • St. Catherine of Sienna Parish - Bambang
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish - Sta. Fe
  • St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish - Kayapa

Quirino Vicariate[edit]

  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish - Madela
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Parish - Cabarroguis
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - Aglipay
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish - Diffun
  • St. Augustine of Hippo Parish - Saguday

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