Diocese of

Masbate

Philippines Philippines

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Masbate / Masbaten(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Caceres

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Anthony of Padua (June 13), Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 25

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.06.15 – ...):Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (63)Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Masbate (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (63)Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (63)
(2011.06.15 – ...)

Bishop of Masbate (Philippines)

Pax in terra

Born:1960.11.12 (Guisijan, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1986.04.21
Consecrated Bishop:2011.08.22

Priest of San Jose de Antique (Philippines) (1986.04.21 – 2011.06.15)

Bishop of Masbate (Philippines) (2011.06.15 – ...)

Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon (70)Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon (70)
(1998.02.14 – 2009.10.01)

Bishop of Legazpi (Philippines)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1954.01.28 (Milaor, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1978.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:1998.03.25

Priest of Legazpi (Philippines) (1978.10.08 – 1998.02.14)

Bishop of Masbate (Philippines) (1998.02.14 – 2009.10.01)

Bishop of Legazpi (Philippines) (2009.10.01 – ...)

Bishop Porfirio R. Iligan
(1968.06.17 – 1998.02.14)

Born:1922.09.14 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1949.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1968.09.03
Died:2001.03.06 († 78)

Bishop of Masbate (Philippines) (1968.06.17 – 1998.02.14)

Special Churches

Churches by City (32)

Capiz (↙), Romblon (←), Legazpi (↑), Sorsogon (↗), Naval (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 7,000 km²

Population: 930,324 Catholics (88.9% of 1,045,988 total)

Pastoral Centres: 37 parishes

Personnel: 75 priests (72 diocesan, 3 religious), 38 religious (5 brothers, 33 sisters), 28 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.22

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