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Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the Philippines that comprises the capital of the province, 2 cities, and 15 municipalities in the central part of Pangasinan. Its suffragans are the Diocese of Alaminos, Diocese of Cabanatuan, Diocese of San Fernando (La Union), Diocese of San Jose (Nueva Ecija) and Diocese of Urdaneta. On May 19, 1928, Lingayen in Pangasinan was created a diocese through the Apostolic Constitution, Continua omnium, issued by Pope Pius XI. Since then, the Episcopal See of the diocese was in Lingayen. With Lingayen’s destruction caused by World War II, the diocese’s Episcopal See was moved to Dagupan comprising the diocese into Lingayen-Dagupan. The diocese was reconstituted by Pope Paul VI into an archdiocese on February 16, 1963. At present, the archdiocese’s archbishop is Most Reverend Socrates B. Villegas, DD, a native from City of Manila, born on September 28, 1960. He was

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