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Diocese of

Masbate

Philippines Philippines

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 7,000 km²

Population: 846,973 Catholics (93.7% of 903,926 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Caceres

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Anthony of Padua

Statistics: 31 parishes, 2 missions, 67 priests (diocesan), 37 lay religious (37 sisters), 30 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches

All Churches (32)

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.06.15 – ...):Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (58)Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Masbate (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (58)Bishop José Salmorin Bantolo (58)Permalink
(2011.06.15 – ...)

Bishop of Masbate (Philippines)

Pax in terra

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

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

Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon (64)Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon (64)Permalink
(1998.02.14 – 2009.10.01)

Bishop of Legazpi (Philippines)

Sub tuum præsidium

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

Bishop of Masbate (Philippines) (1998.02.14 – 2009.10.01)

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

Bishop Porfirio R. IliganPermalink
(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)


as of 2018.12.05

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