Diocese of Catarman

Dioecesis Catarmaniensis

Diyosesis han Catarman
Diocese of Catarman Coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Country Philippines
TerritoryNorthern Samar
Ecclesiastical provincePalo
Area3,498 km2 (1,351 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
380,000 (73.1%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established5 December 1974
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Catarman, Northern Samar
Current leadership
BishopEmmanuel Celeste Trance
Metropolitan ArchbishopJohn F. Du
Bishops emeritusAngel Tec-i Hobayan Bishop Emeritus (1975-2005)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Catarman (Lat: Dioecesis Catarmaniensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.[1]

Erected in 1974, the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Palo and has experienced no jurisdictional changes since its establishment.[1][2]

The current bishop is Emmanuel Trance, the diocese's coadjutor bishop before automatically succeeding Angel Hobayan due to the latter's retirement in 2005.[1][2] Trance hails from Calinog, Iloilo under the Archdiocese of Jaro.[3]


No Name In office Coat of arms
1. Angel Tec-i Hobayan, JCD 12 December 1974 - 10 March 2005
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2. Emmanuel Celeste Trance 10 March 2005 - present
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See also


  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Catarman Philippines". GCatholic. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Diocese of Catarman". UCA News. Retrieved March 27, 2021.
  3. ^ "Diocese of Catarman". Claretian Publications. Retrieved March 27, 2021.

Coordinates: 12°29′56″N 124°38′13″E / 12.4988°N 124.6369°E / 12.4988; 124.6369