Roman Catholic Diocese of Iba

Diocese of Iba
Dioecesis Ibanae
Diyosesis ng Iba

Country Philippines
Territory Zambales province and Olongapo City
Ecclesiastical province San Fernando
Metropolitan San Fernando
Area 3,642 km2 (1,406 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
556,110[1] (80[1]%)
Parishes 22[1]
Schools 2 colleges, 21 high schools, 1 seminary, 7 elementary schools, 6 kindergartens [2]
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established Prelature nullius 12 June 1955; Elevated: 15 November 1982[2]
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Augustine
Patron saint St Augustine
Secular priests 40 (2006)[1]
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Florentino Lavarias
Vicar General Crisostomo A. Cacho

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

The diocese began on 12 June 1955 as a territorial prelature from territory in the dioceses of San Fernando, Pampanga, and of Diocese of Lingayen-Dagupan and was elevated to a diocese on 15 November 1982.[1] The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Fernando.

The Bishop is vacant due to the appointment of Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias D.D. as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando replacing Bishop Paciano B. Aniceto D.D., also a former bishop in the Diocese of Iba. The current Diocesan Administrator is Rev. Fr. Daniel O. Presto.

It's minor seminary is the St. Augustine's Minor Seminary in Iba.[2]

Former bishops

Henry Byrne, S.S.C.M.E. † served as prelate from when he was appointed on 20 Aug 1956 until he became bishop on 15 Nov 1982.[1] Resigned on 16 Jul 1983.[1]

Paciano Basilio Aniceto served as bishop from 20 Oct 1983 until 31 Jan 1989 when he became Archbishop of San Fernando.[1]

Deogracias S. Iñiguez, Jr. served from 27 Dec 1989 Appointed to 28 Jun 2003 when he was appointed Bishop of Kalookan.[1]

Florentino Lavarias served from 2004 until 26 Oct 2014 when he became Archbishop of San Fernando.


San Andres Vicariate

San Sebastian Vicariate

San Jose Vicariate

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Diocese of Iba". Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 "Diocese of Iba". Conference of Catholic Bishops of the Philippines. Retrieved 17 March 2013.

Coordinates: 15°19′34″N 119°58′47″E / 15.3262°N 119.9798°E / 15.3262; 119.9798

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