The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe covers two civil Provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) : IFUGAO and MOUNTAIN PROVINCE. It is bounded on the north by Kalinga-Apayao, on the east by Isabela, on the west by Ilocos Sur, and on the south by Nueva Vizcaya. It is one among the three vicariates created on July 6, 1992 dividing the old Vicariate of Montanosa into three : the Vicariates of Baguio (elevated into a diocese in 2004), Tabuk and Bontoc-Lagawe.
Ifugao is comprised of 11 municipalities while Mountain Province is made up of 10. The vicariate therefore covers a total of of 21 municipalities occupying a land area of 4,615 square kilometers with a population of 272,500 which 51 percent are Catholics. The Vicariate reaches out to the faithful through 21 “mission stations” spread out in both provinces. The area is divided into two ecclesiastical districts that of Ifugao and that of the Mountain Province. This provides separate venues for pastoral discussions concerning particular problems or programs affecting the mission stations of each province. The seat of the Apostolic Vicar is at Teng-Ab, Bontoc, Mountain Province.
The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe determined for itself the pastoral thrust to become a BEC-type church. Each of the 21 mission stations has set out to transform communities to become ecclesial communities that are evangelized and evangelizing. Hence, BEC is the main thrust.
The Apostolic Vicar of Bontoc-Lagawe :
The Most Reverend Rodolfo F. Beltran, DD, PhD
The CLERGY :
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