Roman Catholic Diocese of Catarman

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Diocese of Catarman
Dioecesis Catarmaniensis
Diyosesis han Catarman
Catarman Cathedral in Samar province.jpg
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Palo
Metropolitan Palo
Area 3,498 km2 (1,351 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
380,000 (73.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 December 1974
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Catarman, Northern Samar
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Emmanuel Celeste Trance
Metropolitan Archbishop John F. Du
Emeritus Bishops Angel T. Hobayan Bishop Emeritus (1975-2005)

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

Erected in 1974, the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Palo.

The diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes.

The current bishop is Emmanuel Trance,a priest from the Archdiocese of Jaro appointed in 1988.


  • Angel T. Hobayan (12 Dec 1974 Appointed - 10 Mar 2005 Retired)
  • Emmanuel C. Trance (10 Mar 2005 Succeeded - present )

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Coordinates: 12°29′56″N 124°38′13″E / 12.4988°N 124.6369°E / 12.4988; 124.6369