Roman Catholic Diocese of Dumaguete

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Diocese of Dumaguete
Dioecesis Dumaguete
Diyosesis ng Dumaguete
Dumaguete Cathedral.jpg
Country Philippians
Ecclesiastical province Cebu
Metropolitan Cebu
Area 4,955 km2 (1,913 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
942,000 (91.4%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 April 1955
Cathedral Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandria in Dumaguete
Patron saint St Catherine of Alexandria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Julito Buhisan Cortes
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose S. Palma

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


Julito Buhisan Cortes, Bishop of Dumaguete

Erected in 1955, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cebu. The diocese covers the province of Negros Oriental, excluding the municipalities of La Libertad, Guihulngan, Vallehermoso and Canlaon City in Negros Oriental, and the island-province of Siquijor.


  • Epifanio Surban Belmonte †(29 Jul 1955 Appointed - 30 May 1989 Retired)
  • Angel N. Lagdameo (30 May 1989 Succeeded - 11 March 2000 Appointed, Archbishop of Jaro)
  • John Forrosuelo Du (21 Apr 2001 Appointed - 25 February 2012 Appointed, Archbishop of Palo)
  • Julito Buhisan Cortes (28 Sept 2013 Appointed)

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