Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines
The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church .
80.9% of the Filipinos are Catholics. The largest diocese, Cebu, has 3,939,000 Catholics. It is followed by the Archdiocese of San Fernando with 3,244,000 and the Archdiocese of Manila with 3,173,000 Catholics. The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines is divided into 16 archbishoprics and 62 associated suffragan dioceses as well as seven apostolic vicariates .
Archbishop Socrates Buenaventura Villegas from the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and Archbishop Romulo Geolina Valles from the Archdiocese of Davao is vice-chairman .
Pope John Paul II visited the Philippines in 1981 and 1995. The Holy See is represented in the Philippines by an Apostolic Nuncio . Most recently, this was Archbishop Gabriele Caccia until November 16, 2019 .
Dioceses in the Philippines
- Archdiocese of Caceres
- Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
- Archdiocese of Capiz
- Archdiocese of Cebu
- Archdiocese of Cotabato
- Archdiocese of Davao
- Archdiocese of Jaro
- Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
- Archdiocese of Lipa
- Archdiocese of Manila
- Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
- Archdiocese of Ozamis
- Archdiocese of Palo
- Archdiocese of San Fernando
- Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
- Archdiocese of Zamboanga
- Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
- Basílica de San Sebastián in Manila
- Basilica of the Black Nazarene
- CIA World Factbook: Philippines (English) data from March 2011
- Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 2009 , Città del Vaticano 2009, p. 162.
- Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 2009 , Città del Vaticano 2009, p. 653.
- Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 2009 , Città del Vaticano 2009, p. 448.