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Archdiocese of Tuguegarao

Archidioecesis Tuguegaraoana

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  • Ricardo Lingan Baccay, Archbishop
  • Diosdado Aenlle Talamayan, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Sergio Lasam Utleg, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 September 1974
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Philippines
  • Square Kilometers: 9,296 (3,590 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises most of the province of Cagayan
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  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, Rizal Street, Tuguegarao City, 3500 Cagayan, Philippines
  • Telephone: (078)844-1663; 844-1333

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Tuguegarao
10 April 1910ErectedDiocese of Nueva Segovia Diocese of Tuguegarao (erected)
6 June 1936Territory AddedDiocese of Nueva Segovia (Langanan, Zimigiii, Cayapa, and area near river Malig) Diocese of Tuguegarao
30 November 1950Territory LostDiocese of Tuguegarao (Islands of Batanes, Babuyan, and Fuga) Territorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands (erected)
29 June 1951Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Tuguegarao (from Manila)
12 November 1953Territory LostDiocese of Tuguegarao (Palanan and St. Mariani (Binatug, Buyasan, Dicamay, Disulap, Gangalan, Ibujan, and Tappa)) Territorial Prelature of Infanta
16 August 1955Territory AddedTerritorial Prelature of Infanta (Binatug, Buyasan, Dicamay, Disulap, Gangalan, Ibujan, and Tappa) Diocese of Tuguegarao
7 November 1966Territory LostDiocese of Tuguegarao (Nueva Vizcaya) Territorial Prelature of Bayombong (erected)
31 January 1970Territory LostDiocese of Tuguegarao (Part of Isabella (including Palanan)) Diocese of Ilagan (erected)
Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
21 September 1974ElevatedDiocese of Tuguegarao Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
6 February 2002Territory AddedTerritorial Prelature of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands (Babuyan Islands) Archdiocese of Tuguegarao


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Tuguegarao
Archdiocese of Tuguegarao

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Tuguegarao
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 571
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 9, Page 379
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 28, Page 384
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 29, Page 29
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 44, Page 163, to Page 167
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 48, Page 58, and Page 59
  • Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 66, Page 593, and Page 594
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 94, Page 499, and Page 500


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