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Diocese of San Fernando de La Unión

Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitana ab Unione

Diócesis ti San Fernando de La Union
Diyosesis ng San Fernando de La Union
Diócesis de San Fernando de La Unión
Diocese of San Fernando Coat of Arms.svg
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryLa Union
Ecclesiastical provinceLingayen-Dagupan
Statistics
Area1,493 km2 (576 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
760,000
654,000 (86.1%)
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established19 January 1970
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. William the Hermit
Patron saintSt. William the Hermit
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopDaniel Oca Presto
Metropolitan ArchbishopSocrates B. Villegas
Website
dioceseofcabanatuan.org

The Diocese of San Fernando de La Union (Latin: Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitana ab Unione) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The diocese was established in 1970 from the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.[1] It is a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.

Ordinaries

No. Name From Until Coat of Arms
1 Victorino Cristobal Ligot 6 Feb. 1970 18 Sept. 1980
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2 Salvador Lazo Lazo 20 Jan. 1981 28 May 1993
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3
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Antonio Realubin Tobias 28 May 1993 25 Nov. 2003
Coat of arms of Antonio Realubin Tobias as Bishop of San Fernando de La Union.svg
4 Artemio Lomboy Rillera, SVD 1 Apr. 2005 13 Nov. 2011
Coat of arms of Artemio Lomboy Rillera as Bishop of San Fernando de La Union.svg
Sede Vacante - Apostolic Administrator Socrates B. Villegas, DD 13 Nov. 2011 19 Jan. 2013
5 Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran 30 Oct. 2012 17 Jun. 2017
Coat of arms of Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran as Bishop of San Fernando de La Union.svg
Sede Vacante - Apostolic Administrator Victor B. Bendico, DD 17 June 2017 02 Aug. 2018
6 Daniel Oca Presto 9 May 2018 present
Coat of Arms of Daniel Presto.svg

See also

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