Archdiocese of Capiz
Artsidiyosesis sang Capiz
Arkidiyosesis ng Capiz
|Area||2,663 km2 (1,028 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2019)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Roxas City|
|Suffragans||Jose Corazon Tala-oc (Kalibo)|
Narciso Abellana (Romblon)
|Apostolic Administrator||Cyril Villareal|
|Vicar General||Cyril Villareal|
|Bishops emeritus||Cardinal Jose Advincula (2011-2021)|
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines
|Website of the Archdiocese|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Capiz is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The archdiocese covers the entire province of Capiz on the island of Panay in the Visayas, central Philippines, and has its see in Roxas City.
Following the installation of Cardinal Jose Advincula as Archbishop of Manila, Cyril Villareal, Vicar General of the archdiocese, was elected as Archdiocesan Administrator on June 28, 2021.
The Diocese of Capiz was carved from the territory of the Archdiocese of Jaro on 27 January 1951, and covered the whole civil provinces of Capiz (which included Aklan until 1956) and Romblon.
Two dioceses were eventually created from its territory: the Diocese of Romblon (19 December 1974) and the Diocese of Kalibo (17 January 1976).
On 17 January 1976, Pope Paul VI elevated the bishopric to the rank of an archdiocese through his Papal Bull Nimium Patens which turned it into an ecclesiastical province. The dioceses of Romblon and Kalibo became its suffragans.
The archdiocese retained the name Capiz since its establishment predates the renaming of the municipality where it sits into Roxas City (11 April 1951).
The silver crescent on the blue background symbolizes the Immaculate Conception, titular of the cathedral. The twins (kapid in Visayan) suggest the name of the territory of the diocese, the province of Capiz. The gold background indicates the unique honor accruing to the province from the fact that the highest men in Church and State at the time when the Philippines became a republic were both from Capiz: the Gabriel M. Reyes then-Archbishop of Manila and Manuel Roxas, the first President of the Third Philippine Republic. Hence, the twin at the dexter side holds a patriarchal cross, insignia of an archbishop, while the one at the sinister side holds a sheathed ancient ceremonial sword of command.
As of 2019, the archdiocese is divided into six vicariates with 37 parishes, two quasi-parishes, and 28 mission stations.
|Name||Period in Office||Coat of Arms|
|1||Manuel Porcia Yap||February 13, 1951||March 5, 1952|
|2||Antonio Floro Frondosa||March 5, 1952||January 17, 1976|
|Name||Period in Office||Coat of arms|
|1||Antonio Floro Frondosa||January 17, 1976||June 18, 1986|
|June 18, 1986||November 9, 2011|
|3||Jose Fuerte Advincula||November 9, 2011||June 24, 2021|
|Sede Vacante -
|Cyril B. Villareal||June 28, 2021||Present|