The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao (Latin
: ''Dioecesis Cubaoensis'') is a diocese
of the western Latin Church
of the Catholic Church
in district of Cubao
in Quezon City
, in northern Metro Manila
. The diocese was created by Pope John Paul II
on June 28, 2003 from the Ecclesiastical District of Cubao of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila
. It was canonically erected on August 28, 2003, with the installation of Honesto Flores Ongtioco
as the first Bishop of Cubao.
The diocese is composed of 45 full parish
es including three national shrine
s, one of which is also a minor basilica
; one quasi-parish; and one non-parochial diocesan shrine. These are clustered into six separate vicariate
On December 3, 1974, Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin
divided Quezon City into four vicariates: the Vicariates of Santa Rita, of Holy Family, of Saint Joseph, and of Santo Nino.
On August 10, 1987, the Ecclesiastical District of Quezon City was divided into two: Quezon City-North and Quezon City-South. On March 15, 2002, the district's territories were revised and the southern district renamed the Ecclesiastical District of Cubao. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Socrates Villegas
became the district bishop with Monsignor Daniel Santa Maria as its Episcopal Vicar.
On June 28, 2003, Pope John Paul II signed papal bull ''Quo Satius Provideretur'' and the district was made a diocese, along with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan
and Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig
. Honesto F. Ongtioco
, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balanga
, was named its first bishop and was formally installed on August 28, 2003. The Immaculate Conception Parish at 39 Lantana Street, Barangay Immaculate Conception, Cubao, Quezon City, became the Cubao Cathedral
and seat of the diocese.
The diocese comprises the southern part of Quezon City
, starting from Tandang Sora Avenue and Mactan Street leading throughout the south of the city, particularly the three (3) legislative districts of the city in the south: District 1 (all barangay
s), District 3 (except Barangays Camp Aguinaldo
, Matandang Balara and EDSA Shrine
in Brgy. Ugong Norte along EDSA-Ortigas), and District 4 (except the lower part of Barangay Bagong Lipunan ng Crame). In addition to, it comprises some barangays in District 6, namely Sangandaan, Baesa, Apolonio Samson, Unang Sigaw, Balon-bato (or Balumbato), New Era, and portions of Culiat and Tandang Sora that are found on the southern portion across Tandang Sora Avenue. Radio Veritas 846
, owned by the Archdiocese of Manila
, is located at Veritas Tower, #162 West Ave.
, Barangay Philam
, Quezon City which is under the diocese's jurisdiction.
and the portion of Camp Crame
south of Bonny Serrano Avenue, with Veterans Memorial Medical Center
along North Avenue, Project 6, are under the jurisdiction of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines
, whereas the EDSA Shrine
along EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Barangay Ugong Norte, belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila and Barangay Matandang Balara under the Diocese of Novaliches
*Catholic Church in the Philippines
*Parish of the Holy Sacrifice
*Sacred Heart Parish Kamuning
*Santuario de San Pedro Bautista
*Our Lady of La Naval de Manila
Our Lady of Pentecost ParishTransfiguration of Our Lord ParishSan Antonio de Padua Parish
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