Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk

Vicariatus Apostolicus Tabukensis[1]

Apostoliko Vicariato ti Tabuk
Coat of arms of the Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryKalinga and Apayao[1]
Statistics
Parishes21[1]
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established6 Jul 1992[1]
CathedralCathedral of Saint William the Hermit
Patron saintSaint William the Hermit[1]
Secular priests25[1]
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Vicar ApostolicPrudencio Padilla Andaya Jr., CICM, DD[1]

The Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk is a Latin Church ecclesiastical missionary jurisdiction or apostolic vicariate of the Catholic Church in the Philippines covering the provinces of Kalinga and Apayao in northern Luzon.

It is exempt directly to Holy See and not part of any ecclesiastical province, yet for the purpose of apostolic cooperation usually grouped with the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao. It also has a working partnership with the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe and the Diocese of Baguio, both in the Cordilleras, to coordinate Catholic missions among the Igorot tribes.

Its cathedral is the Saint William’s Cathedral, in Tabuk, Kalinga on the island of Luzon.

History

Established on 6 July 1992 as Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk by Pope John Paul II with the Apostolic Constitution, Philippinarum Insularum fideles,[2] on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Mountain Provinces (now diocese of Baguio).[1]

Ordinaries

(all Roman Rite; so far missionary members of a Latin congregation)

Apostolic Vicars of Tabuk

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk". Claretian Publications. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ Pope Jon Paul II, Apostolic Constitution creating the Apostolic Vicariate of Tabuk Philippinarum Insularum fideles (6 July 1992), Acta Apostolicae Sedis 85 (1993), pp. 8-9. Novus constituitur Vicariatus Apostolicus Tabukensis appellandus.

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