Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay

Diocese of Malaybalay
Dioecesis Malaibalaiensis
Diyosesis ng Malaybalay

Seal of the Diocese of Malaybalay
Country Philippines
Territory Bukidnon
Ecclesiastical province Cagayan de Oro
Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro
Area 8,293 km2 (3,202 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
792,855 (61.3%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 15, 1982
Cathedral Cathedral of St Isidro the Farmer in Malaybalay
Patron saint St Isidore the Laborer
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jose Araneta Cabantan
Metropolitan Archbishop Antonio Ledesma
Emeritus Bishops Honesto Chaves Pacana Bishop Emeritus (1994-2010)
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay (Lat: Dioecesis Malaibalaiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.[1]

Diocesan history

The diocese was erected on April 25, 1969 as the Territorial Prelature of Malaybalay. On November 15, 1982, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese.[2]

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

The current Bishop-elect of Malaybalay is Jose Araneta Cabantan, appointed in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. The Bishop Emeritus is Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J.

Area of coverage

The Diocese of Malaybalay covers the province of Bukidnon except the municipality of Malitbog which is under the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the municipality of Wao, Lanao del Sur, and Brgy. Buda in Davao City. It covers an area of 8, 294 square kilometers with a population exceeding one million, 80% of which are Roman Catholics.[1]

The diocese has 39 parishes and mission stations grouped together into 7 deaneries.[1]

List of Parishes[3]

Manolo Fortich Deanery

Malaybalay Deanery

Cabanglasan Deanery

Valencia Deanery

Quezon Deanery

Don Carlos Deanery

Kalilangan Deanery

Kibawe Deanery


See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Diocese of Malaybalay on". Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  2. "Diocese of Malaybalay". Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  3. . Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  4. "Bishop Francisco F. Claver, S.J. †". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 4 July 2010.

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