Roman Catholic Diocese of Catarman

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Diocese of Catarman

Dioecesis Catarmaniensis

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Catarman Cathedral in Samar province.jpg
Diocese of Catarman Coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Country Philippines
TerritoryNorthern Samar
Ecclesiastical provincePalo
Area3,498 km2 (1,351 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
380,000 (73.1%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established5 December 1974
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Catarman, Northern Samar
Current leadership
BishopEmmanuel Celeste Trance
Metropolitan ArchbishopJohn F. Du
Bishops emeritusAngel T. Hobayan Bishop Emeritus (1975-2005)

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

Erected in 1974, the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Palo.

The diocese has experienced no jurisdictional changes.

The current bishop is Emmanuel Trance,a priest from the Archdiocese of Jaro appointed in 1988.


  • Angel T. Hobayan (12 Dec 1974 Appointed - 10 Mar 2005 Retired)
  • Emmanuel C. Trance (10 Mar 2005 Succeeded - present)

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Coordinates: 12°29′56″N 124°38′13″E / 12.4988°N 124.6369°E / 12.4988; 124.6369