The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kaloocan (Lat: Dioecesis Caloocanus) is a Diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The Diocese was erected in 2003 from its ecclesiatical province, the Archdiocese of Manila. The diocese comprises the cities of Caloocan - South, Malabon, and Navotas. Its present Bishop is Most Rev. Deogracias Iñiguez Jr., who is at present the Parish Priest and Rector of San Roque Cathedral Parish. The present Vicar General is Rev. Msgr. Alex V. Amandy, HP, JCD, appointed in 2009 after the retirement of Rev. Msgr. Boanerges Lechuga, PC who served as first Vicar-General (2003-2009).
The diocese has a total land area of 55.12 square kilometers. It comprises the cities of Kalookan (south) and Malabon and the municipality of Navotas, Metro Manila.
There are no dominant ethnic groups in the diocese and people's main spoken and written languages are Filipino and English.
There are about 1,221,412 people in the diocese, 89 percent of them, or 1,090,108 baptized Catholics the rest were members of other Christian denominations (as of December 2005). The average number of baptisms in a year between the years 2003-2005 was 680. There are 36 diocesan and religious priests serving 26 parishes.
The two prominent Christian religions in the diocese next to Catholicism is the Philippine Independent Church (IFI, Aglipayan) and Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ).
There are 37 full-time salaried church workers and all are at the diocesan level including bishop's office, chancery, and any full-time paid workers in certain ministries or special projects.
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San Roque Cathedral Compound
A. Mabini St. corner 10th Street, Caloocan City
287-0380 (Finance and Accounting)
288-9116 (Appointments Secretary)
288-9116 (Correction of Church Records)
288-9035 (Communications and Personnel)
No. of Bishop: 1
No. of Diocesan Priests: 21
No. of Religious Priests: 16
No. of Associate Priests: 13
No. of Male Religious Institutes: 6
No. of Female Religious Institutes:13
No. of Priest on leave: 1
No. of Retired Priests: 2
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