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Diocese of Tagum

Dioecesis Tagamna

Diyosesis ng Tagum
Cathedral of Christ the King
Coat of arms
TerritoryDavao del Norte (except Samal and Talaingod), and Davao de Oro
Ecclesiastical provinceDavao
Area8,129 km2 (3,139 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
1,431,000 (89.7%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established13 January 1962 (As Prelature)
11 October 1980 (As Diocese)
CathedralCathedral of Christ the King
Secular priests97
Current leadership
BishopMedil Sacay Aseo
Metropolitan ArchbishopRomulo Valles

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagum (Latin: Dioecesis Tagamna) is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.[1]

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Davao. It was canonically erected as Prelature Nullius on 13 January 1962 by Pope John XXIII, with Joseph Regan M.M. as its local ordinary. It was elevated to the status of a diocese on 11 October 1980 by Pope John Paul II, who appointed Pedro Dean as its first Filipino bishop ordinary, and Ramon Villena as the auxiliary bishop.

The diocesan territory comprises the entire civil provinces of Davao del Norte (except the city of Samal, the southern portion of the Lasang River) and Compostela Valley.

Religious Institute of Men

At the moment there is only one religious institute of men present in the diocese. These are the missionary priests who operate a school in Tagum City. They are called Congregation of the Schools of Charity "Cavanis Fathers" (CSCH) which is housed at Letran de Davao High School, Seminary Drive, Tagum City.

Religious Institutes of Women


See also


  1. ^ "Tagum (Diocese)". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 5 February 2018.