Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog

Diocese of Dipolog
Dioecesis Dipologanus
Diyosesis ng Dipolog

Coat of arms of Severo Cagatan Caermare, Bishop of Dipolog
Country Philippines
Ecclesiastical province Ozamiz
Metropolitan Ozamiz
Area 7,205 km2 (2,782 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
Parishes 40

5 Saint Vincent's College Dipolog City Saint Joseph College of Sindangan Incorporated Sindangan

Saint Estanislaus Kostka College Manukan
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 31 July 1967
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Dipolog
Patron saint

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Saint Vincent Ferrer
Current leadership
Pope Francis

Most Rev. Severo Cagatan Caermare

Most Rev. Severo Cagatan Caermare, DD, Third Bishop of Diplog
Metropolitan Archbishop Jesus Dosado
Vicar General Very Rev. Joel S. Montederamos
Emeritus Bishops

Msgr. Jose R. Manguiran

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dipolog (Lat: Dioecesis Dipologanus) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Erected in 1967, from territory in the Archdiocese of Zamboanga, the diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Ozamiz.

Comprising the whole province of Zamboanga del Norte, the diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes.

The current bishop is Severo Cagatan Caermare, appointed in 2014, making him the youngest in the country at the age of 45.


List of Parishes

I. Vicariate of Saint James the Greater

Also known as the DaBaRiSiLaPo District[3]

II. Vicariate of Saint Isidore the Farmer

Also known as the PoPiMuSOSan District[3]

III. Vicariate of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Cathedral

Also known as the CaSiGaTurGOFil District[3]

IV. Vicariate of Saint Francis Xavier

Also known as the KaRoMaDalSi District[3]

V. Vicariate of Saint Joseph the Worker

Also known as the SiaSinSiaBa District[3]

VI. Vicariate of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Also known as the SaLiTamGo District[3]

VII. Vicariate of Saint Vincent Ferrer

Also known as the LabGuKa District[3]

VIII. Vicariate of the Holy Cross

Also known as the BaSioSiSiMa District[3]


"On top [left side], on a gold/yellow field symbolizing generosity, the monogram of the Holy Name of Jesus, IHS, in red, to symbolize the beginning of the evangelization of Zamboanga del Norte by the Society of Jesus in the 17th cent. The monogram is circumscribed within the figure of a fish, also in red, representing the rich marine and mineral sources of the province. Below the fish figure are three wavy lines in blue, the heraldic symbol for water, to symbolize the Subanens, the original Lumad settlers of the province. On base, on a blue field symbolizing truth, strength and faith, the monogram of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to symbolize Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, the principal patroness of the Diocese." -Bishop Severo Caermare

See also


  1. "Bishop Jose Ricare Manguiran". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. "Bishop Severo Cagátan Caérmare". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY". Roman Catholic Bishop of Dipolog Inc. Retrieved September 3, 2016.

Coordinates: 8°35′10″N 123°20′44″E / 8.5861°N 123.3455°E / 8.5861; 123.3455

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