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Roman Catholic Diocese of San Fernando de La Union

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Roman Catholic Diocese of San Fernando de La Union

Diocese of San Fernando de La Union
Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitanus ab Unione
Diyosesis ng San Fernando ng Union
Country Philippians
Ecclesiastical province Lingayen-Dagupan
Metropolitan Lingayen-Dagupan
Area 1,493 km2 (576 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
654,000 (86.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 19 January 1970
Cathedral Cathedral of St. William the Hermit
Patron saint St William of Maleval
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran
Metropolitan Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Fernando de La Union (Latin: Dioecesis Ferdinandopolitanus ab Unione) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The diocese was established in 1970 from the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.[1]


  • Victorino Cristobal Ligot (February 6, 1970 - September 18, 1980)
  • Salvador Lazo Lazo (January 20, 1981 - May 28, 1993)
  • Antonio Realubin Tobias (May 28, 1993 - November 25, 2003)
  • Artemio Lomboy Rillera (April 1, 2005 - November 11, 2011)
  • Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran (Oct. 30, 2012 - present)

See also


  1. ^ Catholic-Hierarchy

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