Roman Catholic Diocese Of Parañaque
The Diocese of Parañaque is one of the 72 ecclesiastical territories called dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It comprises the cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa. It was established on December 7, 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who appointed Bishop Jesse Eugenio Mercado, an Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, as its first Bishop.
The diocese comprises 47 parishes, one chaplaincy and six shrines: 22 parishes and three shrines in Parañaque; 14 parishes and one shrine in Las Piñas; and 9 parishes, two shrines and one chaplaincy in Muntinlupa. The Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew in La Huerta, Parañaque City, serves as the seat of the diocese.
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