Roman Catholic Diocese of Iligan

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Diocese of Iligan
Dioecesis Iliganensis
Diyosesis sa Iligan
Diocese of Iligan Coat of Arms.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Iligan
Country  Philippines
Territory 25 parishes in Iligan City and twelve municipalities of Lanao del Norte (Linamon, Kauswagan, Bacolod, Maigo, Kolambugan, Tubod, Baroy, Lala, Kapatagan, Sapad, Salvador, and Magsaysay)
Ecclesiastical province Ozamiz
Metropolitan Ozamiz
Area 3,092 km2 (1,194 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2007)
855,511 (56.58%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established February 17, 1971 (Prelature), November 15, 1982 (Diocese)
Cathedral Saint Michael's Cathedral
Patron saint Saint Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Elenito Galido
Metropolitan Archbishop Martin Jumoad
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Iligan (Lat: Dioecesis Iliganensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines comprising 25 parishes in Iligan City and twelve municipalities located at the northern half of the Province of Lanao del Norte.

Erected on February 17, 1971 as a territorial prelature out of the newly elevated Diocese of Ozamiz, it was subdivided on November 20, 1976 to form the new Territorial Prelature of Marawi.

On November 15, 1982 the prelature nullius was elevated to a full diocese and is a suffragan first to the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and then later to the Archdiocese of Ozamiz after its elevation on January 24, 1983.

The current bishop is Elenito de los Reyes Galido, appointed in 2006. Bishop Elenito Galido was a diocesan clergyman from the Diocese of Malaybalay in the province of Bukidnon. He is the fourth bishop of the diocese.


  • Bienvenido Solon Tudtud † (17 Feb 1971 Appointed - 25 Apr 1977 Appointed, Prelate of Marawi)
  • Fernando R. Capalla (25 Apr 1977 Appointed - 28 Jun 1994 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Davao)
  • Emilio Layon Bataclan (3 May 1995 Appointed - 21 Jun 2004 Resigned)
  • Elenito de los Reyes Galido (25 Mar 2006 Appointed - )

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Coordinates: 8°13′45″N 124°14′22″E / 8.2291°N 124.2395°E / 8.2291; 124.2395