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Diocese of Lucena

Dioecesis Lucenensis

Diyosesis ng Lucena
Diocese of Lucena Coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Country Philippines
TerritoryCentral Quezon Province (Agdangan, Atimonan, Candelaria, Dolores, Lucban, Lucena, Mauban, Padre Burgos, Pagbilao, Plaridel, Sampaloc, San Antonio, Sariaya, Tayabas, Tiaong, Unisan)
Ecclesiastical provinceLipa
Coordinates13°56′9.4″N 121°36′45″E / 13.935944°N 121.61250°E / 13.935944; 121.61250Coordinates: 13°56′9.4″N 121°36′45″E / 13.935944°N 121.61250°E / 13.935944; 121.61250
Area2,334 km2 (901 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
834,322 (88%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedMarch 28, 1950
CathedralCathedral-Parish of Saint Ferdinand in Lucena
Patron saintSaint Ferdinand
Secular priests189+
Current leadership
BishopMel Rey M. Uy
Metropolitan ArchbishopGilbert Garcera
Vicar GeneralRev. Fr. Bienvenido Bien G. Lozano[1]
Bishops emeritusEmilio Z. Marquez
Website of the Diocese of Lucena

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena (Latin: Dioecesis Lucenensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines with the seat in Lucena City. The Roman Rite Latin Church diocese was erected in 1950 from the Archdiocese of Lipa to become a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese. In 1977, the Diocese of Boac, which covers the parishes in the island-province of Marinduque, was created and separated from Lucena. In 1984, the Diocese of Lucena was further divided with the creation of the Diocese of Gumaca, which covers the municipalities of Quezon province east of Gumaca, Quezon.

Coat of arms of then Prelature of Lucena
Coat of arms of then Prelature of Lucena


No Name In office Coat of arms
1. Alfredo Maria Obviar y Aranda 4 Nov 1950 Appointed - 25 Sep 1976 Retired
Coat of arms of Alfredo Maria Obviar y Aranda.svg
2. Jose Tomas Sanchez 25 Sep 1976 Succeeded - 12 Jan 1982 Appointed, (Archbishop of Nueva Segovia)
Coat of arms of José Tomás Sánchez as Bishop of Lucena.svg
3. Ruben T. Profugo 15 May 1982 Appointed - 13 Sep 2003 Resigned
Coat of arms of Ruben Tolentino Profugo.svg
4. Emilio Z. Marquez 13 Sep 2003 Succeeded - 29 Jul 2017 Retired
Coat of arms of Emilio Zurbano Marquez as Bishop of Lucena.svg
5. Mel Rey M. Uy 29 Jul 2017 Appointed - Present
Coat of Arms of Mel Rey Uy.svg


See also


  1. ^ "48. Diocese of Lucena". 26 May 2017.