Diocese of Butuan

Dioecesis Butuanensis

Diyosesis hong Butuan
Diyosesis sa Butuan
Diyosesis ng Butuan
Diocese of Butuan Coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Country Philippines
TerritoryButuan City, Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur
Ecclesiastical provinceCagayan de Oro
MetropolitanCagayan de Oro
Area11,276 km2 (4,354 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2012)
1,136,000 (78.8%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established20 March 1967
CathedralCathedral of St Joseph in Butuan
Patron of the Universal ChurchSaint Joseph
Secular priests109 [1]
Current leadership
BishopCosme Damian Racines Almedilla, DD
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé A. Cabantan
Vicar GeneralRev. Msgr. Guy Arnold L. Pineda, VG

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


The Diocese was erected in 1967, through Pope Paul VI, separating from the Diocese of Surigao, the territory of the Diocese of Butuan is the Province of Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte and Most Rev. Carmelo Dominador Morelos became its first Bishop and the Diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

Coat of Arms

Vert, in between two pomegranates proper seeded Gules, supported, sculpted and leafed in two Or a bend wavy sinister Azure charged with a lily flower Argent. Vert symbolized Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Pomegranates proper seeded inside the color Vert symbolized fertility. Color Azure is Agusan River. While Lily flower argent symbolized purity of St. Joseph the Patron of Butuan City, and titular of the Diocese of Butuan.


Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms
1. Carmelo D.F. Morelos, DD, JCD, STL, PhL 4 April 1967 - 8 December 1994
Coat of arms of Carmelo Dominador Flores Morelos as Bishop of Butuan.svg
2. Juan de Dios M. Pueblos, DD. 27 November 1995 - 21 October 2017
Coat of arms of Juan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos.svg
3. Cosme Damian R. Almedilla, DD. 25 June 2019 – present
Coat of arms of Cosme Damian Racines Almedilla with coat of arms of diocese of butuan.svg


  1. ^ "Diocese of Butuan". Archived from the original on 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-05-26.

See also

Coordinates: 8°56′52″N 125°32′35″E / 8.9477°N 125.5430°E / 8.9477; 125.5430