Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

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Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
Basic data
Country Philippines
Diocesan bishop Socrates Buenaventura Villegas
Auxiliary bishop Fidelis B. Layog
Vicar General Rafael Magno
founding 1928
surface 1,565 km²
Parishes 39 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 1,393,000 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 1,156,000 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 83%
Diocesan priest 79 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 39 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 9,797
Friars 56 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 72 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Filipino
cathedral St. John's Cathedral in Dagupan City
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of the Three Kings in Lingayén
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Alaminos
Diocese of Cabanatuan
Diocese of San Fernando de La Union
Diocese of San Jose
Diocese of Urdaneta

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan ( lat. : Archidioecesis Lingayensis-Dagupanensis ) is the Philippines located Roman Catholic Archdiocese based in Dagupan City .


St. John's Cathedral in Dagupan City

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan was founded on May 19, 1928 by Pope Pius XI. established with the Apostolic Constitution Continuam omnium from cessions of territory of the Diocese of Nueva Segovia and the Archdiocese of Manila as the Diocese of Lingayen and subordinated to the Archdiocese of Manila as a suffragan . On February 11, 1954, the Lingayen Diocese was renamed the Lingayen-Dagupan Diocese . The diocese Lingayen-Dagupan gave on June 12, 1955 parts of its territory to establish the territorial prelature Iba . Further assignments of territory took place on February 16, 1963 to establish the dioceses Cabanatuan and Tarlac .

The diocese of Lingayen-Dagupan was founded on February 16, 1963 by Pope John XXIII. elevated to the status of archbishopric with the Apostolic Constitution Exterior Ecclesiae . On January 12, 1985, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan gave up parts of its territory to establish the dioceses of Alaminos and Urdaneta .

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan comprises the central part of Pangasinan Province .


Bishops of Lingayen

Bishops of Lingayen-Dagupan

  • Mariano Madriaga, 1954-1963

Archbishops of Lingayen-Dagupan

See also

Web links

Commons : Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Pius XI: Const. Apost. Continuam omnium , AAS 22 (1930), n.6, p. 261ff.
  2. Ioannes XXIII: Const. Apost. Exterior Ecclesiae , AAS 56 (1964), n.4, p. 243ff.