Diocese of Bayombong
Diyosesis ng Bayombong
Diocesis ti Bayombong
Diócesis de Bayombong
|Area||6,961 km2 (2,688 sq mi)|
|(as of 2012)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Cathedral||Cathedral-Parish of St. Dominic of Guzman|
|Patron saint|| St. Dominic of Guzman (Patron) |
St. Vincent Ferrer (Secondary Patron)
|Bishop||Most Rev. Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, STL, D.D.|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Most Rev. Ricardo L. Baccay, D.D.|
|Bishops emeritus||Most 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.
Erected in November 7, 1966, as the territorial prelature of Bayombong, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese in November 1982. 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.
|Bishop||Period in Office||Coat of Arms||Ref.|
|1.||Albert Van Overbeke, CICM, D.D.||November 18, 1966 – September 15, 1986 (resigned)|||
|2.||Ramon B. Villena, D.D.||September 15, 1986 (succeeded) – May 28, 2016 (retired)|||
|3.||Jose Elmer L. Mangalino, SThL, D.D.||May 24, 2018 – present|||