Roman Catholic Diocese of Pagadian

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Diocese of Pagadian
Dioecesis Pagadianensis
Diyosesis ng Pagadian
Pagadian Cathedral.jpg
Sto. Nino Cathedral in Pagadian City
Country Philippines
Territory Salug Valley Area, Arms Area/Vicariate, PLDTM Area/Vicariate, Vicariate of Baganinan Peninsula Area
Ecclesiastical province Ozamiz
Metropolitan Ozamiz
Area 2,860 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
697,000 (70.3%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 12, 1971
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Child in Pagadian
Patron saint Santo Niño de Cebú
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Emmanuel Treveno Cabajar
Metropolitan Archbishop Jesus Dosado

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

Created on November 12, 1971, the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga. With the ceding of the municipality of Margosatubig of the Ipil Prelature to the Diocese of Pagadian in January 1995, the diocese now has 24 parishes under its jurisdiction. The catholic Christian population covered by the diocese is now 711,244 that comprises 72% of the total population of the area of about 2,860 square kilometers.[1]

The pastoral structure of the Diocese of Pagadian is organized into three areas of responsibility: consultative, judicial and administrative. Among its educational centers are 1 seminary, 1 college, 16 high schools and 6 pre-schools.[2] The diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes.

The current bishop is Emmanuel Treveno Cabajar,CSsR, a Redemptorist priest who was appointed on May 14, 2004.His episcopal ordination was on August 14, 2004. He was installed on September 2, 2004 serving the diocese up to the present.


Main altar of the Cathedral

Salug Valley Area

  • St. Michael Parish, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1965)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Josefina, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1978/1985)
  • St. Joseph Parish, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1959)
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1951)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1959)

Arms Area/Vicariate

  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1948)
  • Holy Child Parish, Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1960)
  • St. Joseph Parish, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1960)
  • Lady of Fatima Parish, Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1987)

PLDTM Area/Vicariate

  • Sto. Niño Cathedral, Pagadian City (established 1938)
  • San Pedro Parish, San Pedro District, Pagadian City (established 1990)
  • San Jose Parish, San Jose District, Pagadian City (established 1991)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Danlugan, Pagadian City
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Balangasan District, Pagadian City (established 1991)
  • St. Isidore Parish, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1957)
  • Star of the Sea Parish, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1963)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1993)
  • San Isidro Labrador Mission, Labangan, 7017 Zamboanga del Sur (established 1990)
  • Our Lady of Peace Parish, Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1941)

Vicariate of Baganinan Peninsula Area

  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1988)
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1975/1989)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1961)
  • St. Isidore Parish, Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1954)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur (established 1975)
  • Lady of Fatima Parish, San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur


  • Jesus B. Tuquib (24 Feb 1973 Appointed - 31 Mar 1984 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro)
  • Antonio Realubin Tobias (14 Sep 1984 Appointed - 28 May 1993 Appointed, Bishop of San Fernando de La Union)
  • Zacharias Cenita Jimenez (2 Dec 1994 Appointed - 11 Jun 2003 Appointed, Auxiliary Bishop of Butuan)
  • Emmanuel Treveno Cabajar, C.SS.R. (14 May 2004 Appointed - )

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CBCP Online (retrieved: 4 April 2009)
  2. ^ CBCP Online (retrieved: 4 April 2009)