Simbahan na maheherakon, padagos an misyon
Welcome to the Diocese of Legazpi
A community of life-giving families, empowered poor, and vibrant youth, in Albay witnessing to Christ and His Gospel under the care of Our Mother of Salvation.
Shepherd the faithful, especially, the family, the poor, and the young; pursue renewed evangelization, and nurture Church workers and collaborators; guided by the values of respect for life, integral development and care for creation.
Bishop Joel Z. Baylon
Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon, D.D. was born on Jan 29, 1954, in Milaor, Camarines Sur. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 18, 1978, in Polangui, Albay province. On Feb. 14, 1998, Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Masbate. On March 25, 1998, he was ordained bishop at St. Gregory the Great Cathedral, Legazpi City. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Legazpi on Oct. 1, 2009. His episcopal motto is “Sub Tuum Praesidium” (Under Your Protection).