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Diocese of Sorsogon

Dioecesis Sorsogonensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Arturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D., Bishop
  • Jesus Y. Varela, 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: 2,141 (826 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the province of Sorsogon
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 7, Padre Pedro Licup Hall, Sorsogon City, 4700 Sorsogon, Philippines
  • Telephone: (056)211.12.89
  • Fax: 211.18.42

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 June 1951ErectedDiocese of Nueva Caceres Diocese of Sorsogon (erected)
23 March 1968Territory LostDiocese of Sorsogon Diocese of Masbate (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970444,142497,78689.2%541558,07514221ap1971
1980459,000512,00089.6%414111,1954623ap1981
1990564,395606,87793.0%5055510,26154825ap1991
1999570,810633,71590.1%6710777,4131108226ap2000
2000578,437641,32090.2%6510757,712987726ap2001
2001606,048673,38690.0%6710777,870986226ap2002
2002631,665664,91195.0%7510857,431876526ap2003
2003639,580673,24395.0%6714817,89611510726ap2004
2004651,930688,90394.6%6614808,1493510526ap2005
2010719,000777,00092.5%6227898,07816410128ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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