Diocese of Tarlac
Diocesis ning Tarlac
Diocesis ti Tarlac
Diyosesis ng Tarlac
Diócesis de Tarlac
|Ecclesiastical province||San Fernando|
|Area||3,053 km2 (1,179 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2014)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||February 16, 1963|
|Cathedral||Cathedral-Parish of St. Sebastian|
|Patron saint||Saint Sebastian|
|Bishop||Enrique V. Macaraeg|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Florentino Lavarias|
|Vicar General||Very Rev. Msgr. Ramon V. Capuno|
|Bishops emeritus||Florentino F. Cinense|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarlac (Latin: Dioecesis Tarlacensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church comprising the whole civil province of Tarlac (except Camp Servillano Aquino in San Miguel, Tarlac City, which belongs to the Military Ordinariate) in the Philippines. The see is the Saint Sebastian Cathedral in Tarlac City.
On February 16, 1963, the Diocese of Tarlac was created from territories from both the Diocese of San Fernando and the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Fernando in Pampanga.
The Most Rev. Enrique V. Macaraeg is the current Bishop of Tarlac, who was appointed on March 31, 2016. He was ordained on May 24, 2016, and installed on May 31, 2016.
|Bishop||Period in Office||Coat of Arms|
|1.||Jesus J. Sison, D.D.||March 8, 1963 - January 21, 1988 Resigned|
|2.||Florentino F. Cinense, D.D.||January 21, 1988 - March 31, 2016 Retired|
|3.||Enrique V. Macaraeg, D.D.||March 31, 2016 - present|