Orlando B. Quevedo

Archbishop of Cotabato
Installed30 May 1998
Term ended6 November 2018
PredecessorPhilip Francis Smith, O.M.I.
SuccessorAngelito Lampon
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Regina Mundi a Torre Spaccata
Ordination5 June 1964
Consecration15 November 1982
by Bruno Torpigliani
Created cardinal22 February 2014
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Born (1939-03-11) 11 March 1939 (age 85)
MottoCaritas congaudet veritati
(Love rejoices in the truth)
Coat of armsOrlando B. Quevedo's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Orlando Quevedo
Priestly ordination
Date5 June 1964
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorBruno Torpigliani
Co-consecratorsPhilip Francis Smith, OMI
Federico O. Escaler, SJ
Date28 October 1980
Elevated byPope Francis
Date22 February 2014
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Orlando Quevedo as principal consecrator
Jose Colin Mendoza Bagaforo25 July 2016
Cerilo Allan Uy Casicas11 July 2018
Styles of
Orlando B. Quevedo
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Orlando Beltran Quevedo[pronunciation?] (born 11 March 1939) is a Filipino prelate of the Catholic Church. A cardinal since 2014, he was Archbishop of Cotabato from 1998 to 2018. He became a bishop in 1980.

Early life

Orlando Beltran Quevedo was born on 11 March 1939, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. Beginning in 1945, he attended grades 1 to 3 in Laoag Shamrock School, and finished grades 4 to 6 in Marbel Central Elementary School in Marbel, South Cotabato, graduating in 1950. He attended Notre Dame High School in Marbel from 1950 to 1954.[1]


Quevedo studied at San José Seminary from 1954 to 1956, but spent his novitiate in St. Peter's Novitiate in Mission, Texas. He earned his degree in philosophy from San José Seminary in 1960, and in 1964 received his S.T.B. and MA in Religious Education from Oblate College (Catholic University of America) in Washington, D.C. He was ordained a priest of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on 5 June 1964.[1]

In 1964, he was assigned assistant parish priest of Cotabato Cathedral.[1]


Quevedo was appointed Bishop-Prelate of Kidapawan by Pope John Paul II on 28 October 1980.[2] Upon the prelature's elevation to diocese, he assumed the title Bishop of Kidapawan.

On 22 March 1986, he was named Archbishop of Nueva Segovia in Ilocos Sur, and[2] on 30 May 1998, he was named Archbishop of Cotabato.[2]


On 12 January 2014, Pope Francis named Quevedo as one of 19 men to be inducted into the College of Cardinals in the consistory of 22 February 2014, with the titular church of Santa Maria "Regina Mundi" a Torre Spaccata.[3][4] He is the first cardinal from Mindanao[4] and, until his 80th birthday, the second Filipino cardinal-elector, along with Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila. Pope Francis named him member in Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

On 6 November 2018, Pope Francis accepted Quevedo's resignation as archbishop.[5]

Cardinal Quevedo ceased to be a cardinal-elector on his 80th birthday.

Other posts

In 1994 Quevedo received the most votes for election to the General Council of the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in Rome.[4]

Quevedo is a former secretary-general of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences and former president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Most Rev. Orlando Beltran Quevedo, OMI, D.D." Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Orlando Beltran Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "Pope Francis Announces Names of New Cardinals". Vatican Radio. 12 January 2014. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "FIRST FROM MINDANAO: Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo among 16 new cardinals". News5. 12 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 06.11.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  6. ^ Esmaquel II, Paterno (16 January 2014). "New cardinal: 'Spokesman' from the poorest islands". Rappler. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
Catholic Church titles Preceded byOscar V. Cruz CBCP President 1999–2003 Succeeded byFernando Capalla Preceded byFederico Escaler, SJ Bishop of Kidapawan 23 July 1980 – 22 March 1986 Succeeded byJuan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos Preceded byJose Tomas Sanchez Archbishop of Nueva Segovia 22 March 1986 – 30 May 1998 Succeeded byEdmundo M. Abaya Preceded byPhilip Smith Archbishop of Cotabato 30 May 1998 – 6 November 2018 Succeeded byAngelito Lampon Preceded bySimon Pimenta Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria "Regina Mundi" a Torre Spaccata 22 February 2014 – present Incumbent