Diocese of Dipolog

Dioecesis Dipologanae

Diyosesis sa Dipolog
Diyosesis ng Dipolog
Diocese of Dipolog Coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryZamboanga del Norte
Ecclesiastical provinceOzamiz
MetropolitanOzamiz
Statistics
Area7,205 km2 (2,782 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2019)
1,027,570
614,715 (59.8%)
Parishes38
Schools5
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established31 July 1967
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Dipolog
Patron saintOur Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Saint Vincent FerrerSecondary
Secular priests84
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMost Rev. Severo Cagatan Caermare
Metropolitan ArchbishopMartin Jumoad
Vicar GeneralVery Rev. Joel S. Montederamos
Bishops emeritusMost Rev. Jose R. Manguiran

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog (Latin: Dioecesis Dipologanae; Filipino: Diyosesis ng Dipolog; Cebuano: Diyosesis sa Dipolog; Spanish: Diócesis de Dipolog) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines which comprises the civil province of Zamboanga del Norte. Erected in 1967 from territory in the Archdiocese of Zamboanga, the diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Ozamiz.[1][2]

The seat of the diocese is the Cathedral of Our lady of the Most Holy Rosary which is located at the center of the city of Dipolog of Zamboanga del Norte. The diocese celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2017.[3] Since its creation the diocese has had three bishops. The current bishop is Severo Cagatan Caermare, D.D., the first native of the diocese to become its bishop.

Ordinaries

No. Name From Until Consecrated Bishop Coat of Arms
1
Bishop Felix Zafra.jpg
Felix Sanchez Zafra, D. D.[4] July 31, 1967
(Appointed)
October 20, 1986
(Appointed as Bishop of Diocese of Tagbilaran)
October 22, 1967
Coat of arms of Felix Sanchez Zafra as Bishop of Dipolog.svg
2
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Jose Ricare Manguiran, D. D.[5] May 27, 1987
(Appointed)
July 25, 2014
(Retired)
August 19, 1987
Coat of arms of Jose Ricare Manguiran as Bishop of Dipolog.svg
3
Severo Caermare - cropped (4955Religious of the Virgin Mary 06).jpg
Severo Cagatan Caermare, D. D.[6] July 25, 2014
(Appointed)
Present October 30, 2014
Coat of arms of Severo Cagatan Caermare.svg

Coat-of-Arms

Coat of arms of Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog
Diocese of Dipolog Coat of arms.svg
Notes
"On top (chief), on a gold/yellow field symbolizing generosity, the monogram of the Holy Name of Jesus, IHS, in red, to symbolize the beginning of the evangelization of Zamboanga del Norte by the Society of Jesus in the 17th century. The monogram is circumscribed within the figure of a fish, also in red, representing the rich marine and mineral sources of the province. Below the fish figure, are three wavy lines in blue, the heraldic symbol for water, to symbolize the Subanens, the original Lumad settlers of the province. On base, on a blue field symbolizing truth, strength and faith, the monogram of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to symbolize Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, the principal patroness of the Diocese."

See also

References

  1. ^ "HOME". Old Website of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog. Archived from the original on 4 April 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2007.
  2. ^ "THE DIOCESE: RETROSPECTION - INTROSPECTION". Old Website of Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog. Archived from the original on 4 April 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Dipolog diocese marks 50 years". Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Bishop Felix Sanchez Zafra". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Bishop Jose Ricare Manguiran". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Bishop Severo Cagátan Caérmare". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

Coordinates: 8°35′10″N 123°20′44″E / 8.5861°N 123.3455°E / 8.5861; 123.3455