Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran

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Diocese of Tagbilaran
Dioecesis Tagbilaranus
Diyosesis sa Tagbilaran
Location
Territory Bohol
Ecclesiastical province Cebu
Metropolitan Cebu
Statistics
Area 1,734 km2 (670 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
686,000
610,000 (88.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 8, 1941
Cathedral Cathedral of St Joseph the Worker in Tagbilaran
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Saint Roch
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Alberto S. Uy
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose S. Palma
Website
Website of the Diocese
St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral Tagbilaran City, Bohol

The Diocese of Tagbilaran is one of the 72 ecclesiastical territories called dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is one of 2 dioceses in the province of Bohol and is part of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Cebu. The Diocese of Tagbilaran was established on November 8, 1941.

Most Rev. Alberto S. Uy was named bishop by Pope Francis on October 13, 2016.[1] Uy will be ordained as bishop at the Blessed Trinity Cathedral in Talibon town, seat of the Diocese of Talibon on January 5, 2017 and install the 7th bishop of the diocese of Tagbilaran on January 6, 2017 at Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. He will succeed the current bishop Most Rev. Leonardo Y. Medroso, D.D who has retired as bishop.[2]

History[edit]

The Diocese of Tagbilaran was created on November 8, 1941 and made a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cebu. On January 9, 1986 the diocese was divided into 2 with the creation of the Diocese of Talibon with seat in Talibon, Bohol, a major town on the northern coast of the island. The Diocese of Talibon absorbed half of the civil province of Bohol.

St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Bishops of Tagbilaran[edit]

No. Name From Until Consecrated Bishop
1st Most Rev. Julio Rosales, D.D. † June 22, 1946 December 17, 1949 September 21, 1946
2nd Most Rev. Manuel M. Mascariñas, D.D. † November 12, 1951 July 3, 1976 March 25, 1938
3rd Most Rev. Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo, D.D † July 3, 1976 June 18, 1986 May 27, 1974
4th Most Rev. Felix S. Zafra, D.D † October 20, 1986 April 21, 1992 October 22, 1967
5th Most Rev. Leopoldo S. Tumulak, D.D November 28, 1992 January 15, 2005 March 16, 1987
6th Most Rev. Leonardo Y. Medroso, D.D October 17, 2006 October 13, 2016 March 17, 1987
7th Most Rev. Alberto S. Uy October 13, 2016 Present

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