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Roman Catholic Diocese of Legazpi

Diocese of Legazpi
Dioecesis Legazpiensis
Diyosesis kan Legazpi
St Gregory the Great Cathedral
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Caceres
Metropolitan Caceres
Area 2,552 km2 (985 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2008[1])
1, 211, 422[1]
1,169, 993[1] (96.6%%)
Parishes 45[1]
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 29, 1951
Cathedral St. Gregory the Great Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of Salvation
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon
Metropolitan Archbishop Rolando Joven Tria Tirona
Vicar General Ramon C. Tronqued
Emeritus Bishops Nestor Celestial Cariño Bishop Emeritus (2005-2007)
José C. Sorra Bishop Emeritus (1993-2005)
Lucilo B. Quiambao Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1982-2009)
Map of the Philippines with the Diocese of Legazpi as the Province of Albay highlighted
Map of the Philippines with the Diocese of Legazpi as the Province of Albay highlighted
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Legazpi (Lat: Dioecesis Legazpiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

The diocese was erected in 1951, from territory in the Archdiocese of Caceres.

In 1974 the diocese was subdivided to form the Diocese of Virac.

The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Caceres.

Former Masbate bishop Joel "Bong" Baylon is the new and most recent bishop of Legazpi. Prior to his appointment, Legazpi auxiliary bishop Lucilo Quiambao had been the apostolic administrator of the diocese since Bishop Nestor Cariño's retirement in 2007. Bishop Baylon is assisted by his vicar-general, Very Rev. Msgr. Ramon Tronqued, PC, VG.


# Picture Name From Until
1 Flaviano Ariola 15 May 1952
27 November 1968
2 Teotimo C. Pacis 23 May 1969
4 June 1980
3 Concordio Maria Sarte 12 August 1980
22 November 1991
4 José C. Sorra 1 March 1993
1 April 2005
5 Nestor Celestial Cariño 1 April 2005
7 November 2007
6 Lucilo Quiambao 2007
7 Joel Zamudio Baylon 1 October 2009

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Diocese of Legazpi Claretian Publications accessed May 23, 2012

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