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Diocese of Bayombong

Dioecesis Bayombongensis

Diyosesis ng Bayombong
Diocesis ti Bayombong
Diócesis de Bayombong
Diocese of Bayombong Coat of Arms.svg
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPhilippines
Territory
Ecclesiastical provinceTuguegarao
MetropolitanTuguegarao
Statistics
Area6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2012)
597,000
421,000 (70.5%)
Parishes20
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. Dominic of Guzman
Patron saint St. Dominic of Guzman (Patron)
St. Vincent Ferrer (Secondary Patron)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMost Rev. Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, STL, D.D.
Metropolitan ArchbishopMost Rev. Ricardo L. Baccay, D.D.
Bishops emeritusMost Rev. Ramon B. Villena, D.D. (1986-2016)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bayombong (Lat: Dioecesis Bayombongensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Its seat is the Bayombong Cathedral.

History

Erected in November 7, 1966, as the territorial prelature of Bayombong, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese in November 1982.[1] The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao.

After the resignation of Bishop Villena in 2016, Pope Francis appointed Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, SSS, DD, Bishop of Cabanatuan as Apostolic Administrator while he selected a new bishop. On May 24, 2018, the Pope appointed Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan as the Third Bishop of the Diocese of Bayombong.

Ordinaries

Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms Ref.
1. Albert Van Overbeke, CICM, D.D. November 18, 1966 – September 15, 1986 (resigned) [2]
2. Ramon B. Villena, D.D. September 15, 1986 (succeeded) – May 28, 2016 (retired)
Coat of arms of Ramon Barrera Villena as Bishop of Bayombong.svg
[3]
3. Jose Elmer L. Mangalino, SThL, D.D. May 24, 2018 – present
Coat of Arms of Jose Elmer Maglinao.svg
[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Catholic Directory of the Philippines. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. 1983. p. 70. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Bishop Albert van Overbeke [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Bishop Ramon B. Villena | Bishop of Bayombong Diocese Ramon B. Villena | Ucanews". www.ucanews.com. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Diocese of Bayombong, may bagong obispo na". DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990AM (in Tagalog). 25 May 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2022.