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The Diocese of Pagadian comprises the City of Pagadian and 21 municipalities in the northern and eastern parts of Zamboanga del Sur.  It was created on November 2, 1971.  It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ozamiz, and its titular patron is the Santo Niño.

Like many other large provinces in the Philippines, the Zamboangas were just one province way back in the Spanish era.  As the population increased over the years, the large provinces had to be split up into two or three separate provinces for easier administration.

After World War II, the movement of people into the old province of Zamboanga was so great and so fast that it had to be divided into Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur in 1952.  Dipolog is the capital city of Zamboanga del Norte while Pagadian is the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

The two Zamboangas are separated by the Zamboanga Cordilleras which extend all the way down the Zamboanga Peninsula.  Of the two Zamboangas, Zamboanga del Sur is the more Visayas, the Cebuano dialect is more widely spoken than any other migrant dialect.

Rubber is the primary commercial crop.  Fishing is also extensive as an industry, considering the surrounding seas:  Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea and the Moro Gulf, which supplies tons and tons of tuna, anchovy and sardines.  There is also foreshore fishing from the nearby bays.  Food crops include rice, corn, vegetables and citrus.

 

SealDiocese of Pagadian (Diocesis Pagadianensis)

Suffragan of Ozamiz

Created: November 12, 1971. Erected May 31, 1973.

Comprises the City of Pagadian and twenty-four municipalities in the northern and

eastern parts of the Province of Zamboanga Del Sur.

Titular: Sr. Sto. Nino.

 

 

Bishop

Most Reverend

EMMANUEL T. CABAJAR, C.Ss.R, D.D

 bishop

Born: October 8, 1942 in Jetafe, bohol;

Ordained Priest: December 18, 1966;

Appointed Ordinary of Pagadian: May 14, 2004.

 

Bishop's Residence

P.O Box 1400

7016 Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur

Tel. (062) 215-1533

Fax: (062) 214-1152

Email: pagadianchancery_2011@yahoo.com

Website: pagadiandiocese.net

 

Present Status


 

Bishop …....................................... 1
Priests:

Filipino ….................................. 49
Religious …............................... 13
Brother/s …................................... 1
Sisters:

Filipino ...................................... 38
Foreign ..................................... 7
Total …..................................... 45
Seminarians:

Diocesan:

Minor (Pre-college and
Philosophy) …............................ 30
Pre-Theology ….......................... 1
Theology of the Diocese
studying outside
the Diocese:
Major …................................. 7
Minor …................................. 1
Diocesan Division:
Vicariates/Areas …......................... 4
Parishes:

With resident Pastor …............... 24
Entrusted to Diocesan
Clergy …................................... 22
Entrusted to Religious
Clergy …................................... 2
Educational Centers:

College ….................................. 1
Enrollment …............................. 3, 027
High Schools:

Diocesan/Parochial …................. 16
Enrollment …............................. 5, 356
Grade Schools …........................... 2
Enrollment …................................. 544
Pre-schools …............................... 8
Enrollment …................................. 688
Sacrament and Sacramentals:
Baptism of children …..................... 7, 968
Marriages:
Between Catholics ….................. 1, 500
Mixed ….................................... 61
Total …...................................... 1, 561
Population …................................. 821, 465
Catholics …................................... 586, 465
Area ….......................................... 2, 860.70 sq. m.
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