Diocese of Pagadian

Dioecesis Pagadianensis

Diyosesis sa Pagadian
Diyosesis ng Pagadian
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Pagadian
CountryPhilippines Philippines
TerritoryZamboanga del Sur (except for Bayog, Kumalarang, Lakewood)
Ecclesiastical provinceOzamiz
Area2,860 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
697,000 (70.3%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedNovember 12, 1971
CathedralCathedral of the Holy Child in Pagadian
Patron saintSanto Niño de Pagadian
Current leadership
BishopMost Rev. Ronald I. Lunas
Metropolitan ArchbishopMartin Jumoad
Bishops emeritusMost Rev. Emmanuel Cabajar, CSsR

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

Created on November 12, 1971, the diocese was a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga. With the ceding of the municipality of Margosatubig of the Ipil Prelature to the Diocese of Pagadian in January 1995, the diocese now has 24 parishes under its jurisdiction. The catholic Christian population covered by the diocese is now 711,244 that comprises 72% of the total population of the area of about 2,860 square kilometers.[1]

The pastoral structure of the Diocese of Pagadian is organized into three areas of responsibility: consultative, judicial and administrative. Among its educational centers are 1 seminary, 1 college, 16 high schools and 6 pre-schools.[1] The diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes.

Former coat of arms of the Diocese of Pagadian (used until 2018).
Former coat of arms of the Diocese of Pagadian (used until 2018).


See also


  1. ^ a b "Diocese of Pagadian". Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 22.11.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.