Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa

Roman Catholic Diocese of Puerto Princesa
Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Principis in Philippins
Katoliko Romanong Diyosesis ng Puerto Princesa

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Country Philippines
Territory Palawan
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 8,552 km2 (3,302 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
319,768 (51.6%)
Parishes 25
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 April 1955
Cathedral Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Puerto Princesa
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Secular priests 43
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Pedro D. Arigo
Metropolitan Archbishop Ramon Arguelles
Vicar General Jesus G. delos Reyes

Jurisdiction of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa.
Source of statistics: "Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa". Diocesan Directory. UCANews. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa is an Apostolic Vicariate in the Philippines. Within the Catholic Church hierarchy, it operates like a diocese and is headed by a titular bishop. Its episcopal see is the Immaculate Conception Cathedral-Parish in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is not a part of an ecclesiastical province as it is directly subject to the Holy See. The Catholic Church in the Philippines is organized into 72 dioceses in 16 Ecclesiastical Provinces, as well as 7 Apostolic Vicariates and a Military Ordinariate.

The current bishop is Pedro D. Arigo.


It was established on 10 April 1910 as the Apostolic Prefecture of Palawan when it split off from the then Roman Catholic Diocese of Jaro (now a Metropolitan Archdiocese).

On 3 July 1955, it was promoted to an Apostolic Vicariate (then the Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan).

On 27 March 2002, it was renamed as the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa and lost part of its territory when the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay was established.

Incumbent Ordinaries

The early incumbents were missionary members of the order of Augustinian Recollects (O.A.R.)

Apostolic Prefects of Palawan
Apostolic Vicars of Palawan
Apostolic Vicars of Puerto Princesa

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