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Roman Catholic Diocese of Iligan

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Iligan

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Iligan (Lat: Dioecesis Iliganensis) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines comprising 25 parishes in Iligan City and twelve municipalities located at the northern half of the Province of Lanao del Norte.

Erected on February 17, 1971 as a territorial prelature out of the newly elevated Diocese of Ozamiz, it was subdivided on November 20, 1976 to form the new Territorial Prelature of Marawi.

On November 15, 1982 the prelature nullius was elevated to a full diocese and is a suffragan first to the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and then later to the Archdiocese of Ozamiz after its elevation on January 24, 1983.

The current bishop is Elenito de los Reyes Galido, appointed in 2006. Bishop Elenito Galido was a diocesan clergyman from the Diocese of Malaybalay in the province of Bukidnon. He is the fourth bishop of the diocese.


  • Bienvenido Solon Tudtud † (17 Feb 1971 Appointed - 25 Apr 1977 Appointed, Prelate of Marawi)
  • Fernando R. Capalla (25 Apr 1977 Appointed - 28 Jun 1994 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Davao)
  • Emilio Layon Bataclan (3 May 1995 Appointed - 21 Jun 2004 Resigned)
  • Elenito de los Reyes Galido (25 Mar 2006 Appointed - )

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