Diocese of Romblon

Dioecesis Rombloniensis

Diyosesis ng Romblon
Diocesis de Romblon
Catholic
Coat of arms
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryRomblon
Ecclesiastical provinceCapiz
MetropolitanCapiz
Statistics
Area1,567 km2 (605 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2021)
574,170
467,520[1] (81.4%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established19 December 1974
CathedralCathedral of St. Joseph in Romblon
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopNarciso Villaver Abellana
Metropolitan ArchbishopVictor Barnuevo Bendico
Vicar GeneralNonato Ernie Fetalino

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Romblon (Lat: Dioecesis Rombloniesis) is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The Diocese of Romblon has 24 parishes staffed by 30 priests and 1 religious SVD brother. The diocese is divided into 6 vicariates. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz. It covers a land area of 1,355 square kilometers and has a population of 227,621 of which 87 per cent are Catholics. Its titular patron is Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its secondary patron is the Santo Niño.[2]

Erected in 1974, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

Ordinaries

No Name In office Coat of arms
1. Nicolas Mollenedo Mondejar 19 Dec 1974 - 21 Nov 1987
2. Vicente Salgado y Garrucho 30 May 1988 - 30 Jan 1997
3. Arturo Mandin Bastes 3 Jul 1997 - 25 Jul 2002
4. Jose Corazon Tumbagahan Tala-oc 11 Jun 2003 Appointed- 25 May 2011
5. Narciso Villaver Abellana 15 Oct 2013 – present

See also

References

  1. ^ "Romblon (Catholic Diocese)". gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2023-09-15.
  2. ^ "Home". www.cbcponline.net. Archived from the original on 2004-08-28.