Diocese of Libmanan

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Diocese of Libmanan
Dioecesis Libmananus
Diyosesis kan Libmanan
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Libmanan.svg
SKK-Saradit na Kristyanong Komunidad
Seal of the Diocese
Country  Philippines
Territory First and Second Congressional District of Camarines Sur except Gainza
Ecclesiastical province Caceres
Metropolitan Caceres
Area 1,862 km2 (719 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2003)
387,108 (91.4%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 19, 2009
Cathedral Cathedral of St James the Apostle in Libmanan
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop José R. Rojas
Metropolitan Archbishop Rolando Joven Tria Tirona
Vicar General Manuel C. Ricafort

The Diocese of Libmanan (Latin: Dioecesis Libmananus) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in the city of Libmanan in the Ecclesiastical province of Caceres in the Philippines.


  • December 9, 1989: Established as the Territorial Prelature of Libmanan from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caceres
  • March 19, 1990: Canonical Erection of the Prelature of Libmanan
  • March 19, 1990: Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Prospero N. Arellano, D.D.
  • July 2, 2008: Canonical Possession and Installation of the second bishop-prelate, Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas Jr. D.D.
  • March 25, 2009: Elevated to the rank of a diocese.
  • June 19, 2009: Canonical Erection of the Diocese of Libmanan.
  • December 9, 2014: Silver Jubilee of the See of Libmanan.


  • Bishops of Libmanan (Roman rite)
    • Bishop José Rojas Rojas Jr. (May 19, 2008 – present)
    • Bishop Prospero Nale Arellano (December 9, 1989 – May 19, 2008)

Parish Churches[edit]

Façade of the Saint James the Apostle Cathedral


  • St. James the Apostle Cathedral- Libmanan, Camarines Sur

Diocesan Parishes[edit]

  • Vicariate of Most Holy Trinity
    • St. Rita de Casia Parish-Del Gallego, Camarines Sur
    • Our Lady of Peñafrancia Parish-Sinuknipan 1,Del Gallego, Camarines Sur
    • St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish-Godofredo Reyes, Sr. Ragay, Camarines Sur
    • Most Holy Trinity Parish-Ragay, Camarines Sur
    • Our Lady of Salvation Parish-Banga Caves, Ragay, Camarines Sur
  • Vicariate of St. John the Baptist
    • Holy Family Parish-Colacling,Lupi, Camarines Sur
    • St. Peter the Baptist Parish-Lupi, Camarines Sur
    • St. Anthony the Padua Parish-Binahian, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
    • St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish-Tara,Sipocot, Camarines Sur
    • St. John the Baptist Parish-Sipocot, Camarines Sur
    • St. Pius X Parish-North Villazar, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
  • Vicariate of St. James the Apostle
    • St. Pascal Baylon Parish-Barcelonita, Cabusao, Camarines Sur
    • St. Bernardine of Sienna Parish-Cabusao, Camarines Sur
    • St. James the Apostle Parish-Libmanan, Camarines Sur
    • St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish-Bahay, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
    • St. Vincent Ferer Parish-San Vicente, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
    • Parish & Shrine of Our Lady of the Pillar-San Isidro, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
    • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish-Bahao, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
    • St. Anthony the Padua Parish, Mambulo Nuevo,Libmanan, Camarines Sur
  • Vicariate of St. Michael the Archangel
    • St. Michael the Archangel Parish-Pamplona, Camarines Sur
    • St. Rose of Lima Parish- Pasacao, Camarines Sur
    • St. John the Baptist Parish-San Fernando, Camarines Sur
  • Vicariate of St. Joseph the Worker
    • St. Joseph the Worker Parish-Milaor, Camarines Sur
    • St. Anthony the Padua Parish-San Antonio, Milaor, Camarines Sur
    • Sts. Philip & James the Apostle Parish-Minalabac, Camarines Sur
    • Our Lady of Salvation Parish-Salingogon, Minalabac, Camarines Sur
    • Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage Parish- Antipolo, Minalabac, Camarines Sur
    • Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish-Mataoroc, Minalabac, Camarines Sur

Mission Stations[edit]

  • St. Francis of Assisi Mission Station
    • Cambalidio, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
  • St. John Paul II Mission Station
    • Casay,Lupi, Camarines Sur


  • Saint Benedict Diocesan Seminary


Coordinates: 13°41′34″N 123°03′32″E / 13.6928°N 123.0590°E / 13.6928; 123.0590