About Sorsogon Diocese

The Diocese of Sorsogon was originally part of the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres. When it was made a separate diocese on June 29, 1951, it included the territory of Masbate. When the Diocese of Nueva Caceres was elevated into an archdiocese in the same year, Legazpi and Sorsogon were made suffragan dioceses of Nueva Caceres. On March 23, 1968, Masbate was made into a separate diocese.

At present the Diocese of Sorsogon covers simply the civil province of Sorsogon. The population is 704,363 of which 87 per cent are Catholics.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT FACTS

Bishops ……………………………………… 2 Seminaries:
High School ……………………………… 1
Pre-College ……………………………… 1
College ……………………………………… 1
Priests:

Diocesan ……………………………… 100

Religious:
Filipino …………………………………… 11
Foreign ……………………………………… 3
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates ………………………………… 5
Parishes ………………………………… 28
Deacon ……………………………………… 1 Population …………………… 705,600
Catholics ………………………… 656,320

Area ……………………… 2,141.4 sq.km.

Sisters:
Filipino …………………………………… 75
Foreign …………………………………… 9