Diocese of Tarlac
|Diocese of Tarlac|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of San Fernando|
|Diocesan bishop||Enrique V. Macaraeg|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||Florentino Ferrer Cinense|
|Parishes||52 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|Residents||1,273,240 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|Catholics||1,052,000 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|Diocesan priest||90 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|Religious priest||18 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|Catholics per priest||9,741|
|Friars||50 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|Religious sisters||67 (2014 / AP 2015 )|
|cathedral||San Sebastian Cathedral|
The Diocese of Tarlac ( lat. : Dioecesis Tarlacensis ) is on the island of Luzon in the Philippines located Roman Catholic diocese based in Tarlac City . It includes the province of Tarlac .
Pope John XXIII founded it with the Apostolic Constitution Clarissimae famae on February 16, 1963 from cessions of territory of the dioceses Lingayen-Dagupan and San Fernando and it was subordinated to the Archdiocese of Manila as a suffragan diocese.
On March 17, 1975 it became part of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of San Fernando. An earthquake and then the first eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1990 and 1991 has confronted the diocese with two major natural disasters.
Bishops of Tarlac
- Jesus J. Sison (March 8, 1963 - January 21, 1988)
- Florentino Ferrer Cinense (January 21, 1988 - March 31, 2016)
- Enrique V. Macaraeg (since March 31, 2016)
- Entry on the Diocese of Tarlac on catholic-hierarchy.org (English)
- Entry on the Diocese of Tarlac on gcatholic.org (English)
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