Roman Catholic Diocese of Surigao

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Diocese of Surigao
Dioecesis Surigensis
Diyosesis ng Surigao
Country Philippines
Territory Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands
Ecclesiastical province Cagayan de Oro
Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro
Area 3,739 km2 (1,444 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
564,000 (93.8%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3 June 1939
Cathedral Cathedral of San Nicholas of Tolentino in Surigao
Patron saint St Nicholas of Tolentino
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonieto Cabajog
Metropolitan Archbishop Antonio Ledesma
Vicar General Tirso N. Alcala
Episcopal Vicars Prescilo P. Iral
Website of the Diocese

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

Erected in 1939, the diocese is one of the older ecclesiastical territories in the Philippines. The diocese was split off from the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. In 1978, the diocese was subdivided, and the Diocese of Tandag was split off.

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

The current bishop is Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog, appointed in 2001.

The jurisdiction of this diocese are the two provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands


  • Jan Vrakking, M.S.C. † (25 May 1940 Appointed - 12 Dec 1953 Resigned)
  • Charles Van den Ouwelant, M.S.C. † (23 Mar 1955 Appointed - 10 Jan 1973 Resigned)
  • Miguel Cinches, S.V.D. (10 Jan 1973 Appointed - 21 Apr 2001 Resigned)
  • Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog (21 Apr 2001 Appointed - )

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