Roman Catholic Diocese of Romblon

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Diocese of Romblon
Dioecesis Rombloniensis
Diyosesis ng Romblon
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Romblon
Ecclesiastical province Capiz
Metropolitan Capiz
Statistics
Area 1,567 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
312,000
258,176 (82.7%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 19 December 1974
Cathedral Cathedral of St Joseph in Romblon
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Narciso Villaver Abellana
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose Advincula
Vicar General Nonato Ernie Fetalino

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Romblon (Lat: Dioecesis Rombloniesis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The Diocese of Romblon has 24 parishes manned by 30 priests and 1 religious SVD brother. The diocese is divided into 6 vicariates. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz. It covers a land area of 1,355 square kilometers and has a population of 227,621 of which 87 per cent are Catholics. Its titular patron is St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its secondary patron is the Santo Niño.[1]

Erected in 1974, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

Ecclesiastical District of Romblon & Maghali Islands[edit]

I. Vicariate of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church[2]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 St. Joseph Cathedral Romblon 1635
2 Our Lady of Fatima Parish Romblon 1990
3 Parish of St. Anthony de Padua Romblon 1984
4 Bliss Fisherfolk Christian Community Chaplaincy Romblon 1975
II. Vicariate of St. Joseph the Worker[3]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Parish of St. Joseph, the Worker Corcuera 1985
2 Parish of St. Nicolas of Tolentino Banton 1644
3 Parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion Concepcion 1957
4 Parish of St. Jude Thaddeus Corcuera 1998

Ecclesiastical District of Tablas[edit]

I. Vicariate of St. Augustine[4]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Parish of St. Augustine San Agustin 1871
2 Parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion Santa Maria 1982
3 Parish of St. Michael, the Archangel Calatrava 1961
4 Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel San Agustin 1993
II. Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer[5]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer Odiongan 1859
2 Parish of St. Anthony de Padua Ferrol 1982
3 Parish of Our Lady of Candles Odiongan 1991
4 Parish of St. Andrew Ferrol 1892
III. Vicariate of St. Joseph, The Spouse of Mary[6]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer Santa Fe 1954
2 Parish of St. Thomas de Villanueva Alcantara 1973
3 Parish of St. Isidore, the Worker Santa Fe 1989
4 Parish of St. Joseph, the Spouse of Mary Looc 1863
5 Parish of St. Joseph, the Spouse of Mary San Jose 1982

Ecclesiastical District of Sibuyan[edit]

I. Vicariate of Sta. Barbara[7]
Order Church Municipality Established
1 Parish of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception San Fernando 1881
2 Parish of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Magdiwang 1868
3 Parish of Sto. Niño Cajidiocan 1987
4 Parish of Sta. Barbara Cajidiocan 1848
5 Parish of Our Lady of Remedy San Fernando 1979

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