Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran
|Diocese of Tagbilaran
Diyosesis sa Tagbilaran
|Area||1,734 km2 (670 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||November 8, 1941|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St Joseph the Worker in Tagbilaran|
|Patron saint||Saint Joseph
|Bishop||Alberto S. Uy|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Jose S. Palma|
|Website of the Diocese|
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. 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.
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.
Bishops of Tagbilaran
|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|
- Diocese of Talibon
- Archdiocese of Cebu
- Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
- Singing Priests of Tagbilaran
- Arnold Zamora
- José Roel Lungay
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Cebu
- List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of the Philippines
- News, ABS-CBN. "Pope appoints new bishop for Tagbilaran". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
- "Bishop's ordination, installation set | The Bohol Chronicle | Latest News from Tagbilaran City and Around Bohol, Philippines". boholchronicle.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
- The official Website of Tagbilaran Diocese
- Bishop Leonardo Medroso Blogspot
- Diocesan Commission on Youth-Diocese of Tagbilaran