Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagum

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Diocese of Tagum
Dioecesis Tagamnus
Diyosesis ng Tagum
Christ The King Cathedral Tagum.jpg
Cathedral of Christ the King
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Davao
Metropolitan Davao
Area 8,129 km2 (3,139 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,203,568 (69.3%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 January 1962
Cathedral Cathedral of Christ the King in Tagum
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Wilfredo D. Manlapaz
Metropolitan Archbishop Romulo Valles

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

The Diocese of Tagum is a suffragan diocese of Davao Metropolitan. It was canonically erected as Prelature Nullius on January 13, 1962 by Pope John XXIII, with Joseph Regan MM as its local ordinary. It was elevated to the status of a diocese on Oct. 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 diocese of Tagum has always made a record especially when it comes to the number of clergy ordained yearly as compared to other dioceses in Davao, Digos, Tagum and Mati (DADITAMA) ecclesiastical sub-region.

The diocesn territory comprises the entire civil provinces of Davao del Norte (except the city of Samal, the southern portion of the Lasang River, a small portion of Davao City north of the Lasang River) and of 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 operated 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 Rosarii ~ 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 MM † (1 Feb 1962 Appointed - 16 May 1980 Retired)
  • Pedro Dean (23 Jul 1980 Appointed - 12 Oct 1985 Appointed, Archbishop of Palo)
  • Wilfredo Manlapaz (31 Jan 1986 Appointed - present)

See also[edit]