Diocese of Tarlac

Dioecesis Tarlacensis

Diocesis ning Tarlac
Diocesis ti Tarlac
Diyosesis ng Tarlac
Diócesis de Tarlac
Diocese of Tarlac coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical provinceSan Fernando
MetropolitanSan Fernando
Area3,053 km2 (1,179 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,052,000 (82.6%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedFebruary 16, 1963
CathedralCathedral-Parish of St. Sebastian
Patron saintSaint Sebastian
Current leadership
BishopEnrique V. Macaraeg
Metropolitan ArchbishopFlorentino Lavarias
Vicar GeneralVery Rev. Msgr. Ramon V. Capuno
Bishops emeritusFlorentino 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.[1]


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 part of the Ecclesiastical Province of San Fernando, Pampanga.[2]

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
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2. Florentino F. Cinense, D.D. January 21, 1988 - March 31, 2016 Retired
Coat of arms of Florentino Ferrer Cinense.svg
3. Enrique V. Macaraeg, D.D. March 31, 2016 - present
Coat of Arms of Enrique Macaraeg.svg

See also


  1. ^ "Jurisdictions - Diocese of Tarlac" Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine. CBCP Online. Retrieved on 2014-12-14.
  2. ^ "Jurisdictions - Diocese of Tarlac" Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine. CBCP Online. Retrieved on 2014-12-14.