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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baguio (Latin: Dioecesis Baghiopolitanus) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.
The diocese of Baguio is one of the older ecclesiastical territories in the Philippines.
Originally erected as the apostolic prefecture of Mountain Provinces in 1932, in 1945, the prefecture was elevated to an apostolic vicariate.
STA. BARBARA PARISH (F- 1962)
Virac, Itogon 2604 Benguet
Titular: Sta. Barbara, December 04
Parish Priest: Fr. Juvelarde Cabading
Population: 7, 600 (Catholics: 4, 940 or 65%)
In 1962, Fr. Andres Vandaele, CICM started a new mission station in Barangay Virac, Itogon, benguet to cater to the spiritual needs of the employees, employers and their families at the Balatoc and Acupan Mines.
STO. NINO PARISH (F-1968)
Padcal, Tuba 2603 Benguet
Titular: Sto. Nino, 3rd. Sunday of January
Parish Priest: Fr. Paulino Sarac
Titular: Sto Niño
Population: 23, 744 (Catholics: 18, 940 or 79.99%)
SAN JOSE PARISH (F- 1908)
La Trinidad 2601 Benguet Tel.: 422-2436
Titular: St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Benedict Castaneda
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Junior Ablasa
Address: Poblacion, La Trinidad, Benguet
In 1620, the Dominicans received the right to evangelize all provinces north of Pangasinan including the Mountain Province. The governor of Pangasinan representing the King of Spain came in search for souls hungry for the knowledge of God.