Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagum

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Diocese of Tagum

Dioecesis Tagamna

Diyosesis ng Tagum
Christ The King Cathedral Tagum.jpg
Cathedral of Christ the King
TerritoryDavao del Norte (except Samal), and Compostela Valley
Ecclesiastical provinceDavao
Area8,129 km2 (3,139 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,431,000 (89.7%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJanuary 13, 1962 (As Prelature)
October 11, 1980 (As Diocese)
CathedralCathedral of Christ the King
Secular priests97
Current leadership
BishopMedil Sacay Aseo
Metropolitan ArchbishopRomulo Valles

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagum (Latin: Dioecesis Tagamna) is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.[1]

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Davao. It was canonically erected as Prelature Nullius on January 13, 1962 by Pope John XXIII, with Joseph Regan M.M. as its local ordinary. It was elevated to the status of a diocese on October 11, 1980 by Pope John Paul II, who appointed Pedro Dean as its first Filipino bishop ordinary, and Ramon Villena as the auxiliary bishop.

The diocesan territory comprises the entire civil provinces of Davao del Norte (except the city of Samal, the southern portion of the Lasang River) and Compostela Valley.

Religious Institute of Men[edit]

At the moment there is only one religious institute of men present in the diocese. These are the missionary priests who operate a school in Tagum City. They are called Congregation of the Schools of Charity "Cavanis Fathers" (CSCH) which is housed at Letran de Davao High School, Seminary Drive, Tagum City.

Religious Institutes of Women[edit]

  • Handmaids of Christ the King (ACR)
  • Daughters of Mary of the Assumption (FMA)
  • Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines (OP)
  • Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosary (OP-Regina)
  • Dominican Sisters of the Trinity (OP)
  • Order of the Most Holy Savior of Saint Bridget (OSsS)
  • Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
  • Teresian Daughters of Mary (TDM)


  • Joseph Regan M.M. (1962–1980)
  • Pedro Dean (1980–1985)
  • Wilfredo Manlapaz (1986–2018)
  • Medil Sacay Aseo (2018–present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tagum (Diocese)". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 5 February 2018.