Diocese of

Butuan

Philippines Philippines

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Butuan / Butuanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cagayan de Oro

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Joseph (March 19)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 9

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.03.25 – ...):Bishop Cosme Damian Racines Almedilla (64)Bishop Cosme Damian Racines Almedilla (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Butuan (Roman Rite)

Bishop Cosme Damian Racines Almedilla (64)Bishop Cosme Damian Racines Almedilla (64)
(2019.03.25 – ...)

Bishop of Butuan (Philippines)

Pasce oves meas

Born:1959.09.27 (Capayas, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1987.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:2019.06.25

Priest of Talibon (Philippines) (1987.08.04 – 2019.03.25)

Bishop of Butuan (Philippines) (2019.03.25 – ...)

Archbishop Antonio Javellana Ledesma, S.J. (81)Archbishop Antonio Javellana Ledesma, S.J. (81)
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.10.23 – 2019.03.25)

Bishop Juan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos
(1995.11.27 – 2017.10.21)

Sic luceat lux vestra in nos

Born:1943.03.08 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:1985.06.24
Died:2017.10.21 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Zaba (1985.04.29 – 1987.02.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Davao (Philippines) (1985.04.29 – 1987.02.03)

Bishop of Kidapawan (Philippines) (1987.02.03 – 1995.11.27)

Bishop of Butuan (Philippines) (1995.11.27 – 2017.10.21)

Bishop Carmelo Dominador Flores Morelos (later Archbishop)
(1967.04.04 – 1994.12.08)

Ego veni ut serviamus tibi

Born:1930.12.11 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1967.07.05
Died:2016.09.17 († 85)

Bishop of Butuan (Philippines) (1967.04.04 – 1994.12.08)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1991 – 1995)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Zamboanga (Philippines) (1994.12.08 – 2006.11.13)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (52)

Malaybalay (↙), Cagayan de Oro (←), Surigao (↑), Tandag (β†’), Mati (β†˜), Tagum (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 13,536 kmΒ²

Population: 947,044 Catholics (79.4% of 1,192,590 total)

Pastoral Centres: 53 parishes

Personnel: 134 priests (97 diocesan, 37 religious), 187 religious (78 brothers, 109 sisters), 92 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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