Diocese of Surigao
Diyosesis sa Surigao
Diyosesis ng Surigao
|Territory||Provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands|
|Ecclesiastical province||Cagayan de Oro|
|Metropolitan||Cagayan de Oro|
|Area||3,739 km2 (1,444 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2010)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||3 June 1939|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of San Nicholas of Tolentino in Surigao|
|Patron saint||St Nicholas of Tolentino|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||José A. Cabantan|
|Vicar General||Tirso N. Alcala|
|Episcopal Vicars||Prescilo P. Iral|
|Website of the Diocese|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Surigao (Lat: Dioecesis Surigensis) is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.
Erected in 1939, the diocese is one of the older ecclesiastical territories in the Philippines. The diocese was split off from the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. In 1978, the diocese was subdivided, and the Diocese of Tandag was split off.
The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.
The current bishop is Antonieto Dumagan Cabajog who was appointed on July 24, 2001.
The jurisdiction of this diocese are the two provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands
These arms show in the chief a star for Saint Nicholas of Tolentiono, the patron saint of the diocese. The three golden balls are Spanish doubloons and refer to the richness of the area, as there have been some gold mines in the diocese. Thebase shows a fishing boat, referring to the main source of income for the area.
|No||Name||In office||Coat of arms|
|1.||Jan Vrakking, M.S.C.†||25 May 1940 – 12 Dec 1953|
|2.||Charles Van den Ouwelant, M.S.C. †||23 Mar 1955 – 10 Jan 1973|
|3.||Miguel Cinches, S.V.D.||10 Jan 1973 Appointed – 21 Apr 2001|
|4.||Antonieto Cabajog||21 Apr 2001 – Present|