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Diocese of Legazpi

Dioecesis Legazpiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Joel Zamudio Baylon, Bishop
  • Nestor Celestial Cariño, Bishop Emeritus
  • José C. Sorra, Bishop Emeritus
  • Lucilo B. Quiambao, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 June 1951
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Caceres (Nueva Caceres)
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Philippines
  • Square Kilometers: 2,552 (985 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the province of Albay
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 38, 61 Sikatuna St., 4500 Legazpi City, Philippines
  • Telephone: (052)481.2178; 481.2218
  • Fax: 481.2532

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 June 1951ErectedDiocese of Nueva Caceres Diocese of Legazpi (erected)
27 May 1974Territory LostDiocese of Legazpi Diocese of Virac (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970798,009805,95399.0%92191117,189225548ap1971
1980721,265796,73590.5%7016868,386195739ap1981
1990979,525999,51598.0%9191009,79598739ap1991
19971,045,0001,100,00095.0%102241268,293299842ap2000
19991,140,0001,200,00095.0%98231219,421259643ap2002
20021,000,1001,100,00090.9%95271228,1972910044ap2003
20031,077,1831,117,22396.4%116391556,9494811045ap2004
20041,091,0001,132,28196.4%103341377,9633612645ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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