Archdiocese of Cotabato

Archidioecesis Cotabatensis

Arkidiyosesis ng Cotabato (Tagalog)
Arkidiyosis sang Cotabato (Hiligaynon)
Artsidiyosesis sa Cotabato (Cebuano)
Arquidiócesis de Cotabato (Spanish)
Archdiocese of Cotabato coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryCotabato City; Maguindanao; western Cotabato (Alamada, Aleosan, Banisilan, Libungan, Midsayap, Pigcawayan, Pikit); Sultan Kudarat (except for Columbio, Milbuk, Palimbang)
Ecclesiastical provinceCotabato
Statistics
Area9,575 km2 (3,697 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
2,308,300
1,052,000 (45.6%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopAngelito R. Lampon, O.M.I.
SuffragansCerilo Allan U. Casicas, D.D. (Marbel) Jose Colin M. Bagaforo (Kidapawan)
Bishops emeritusOrlando Cardinal Quevedo
(Archbishop, 1998-2018)
Map
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.

Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato is a metropolitan archdiocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church on the island of Mindanao, the Philippines. The Archdiocese includes North Cotabato (also known as the P-PALMA area) and the municipality of Banisilan, Cotabato.

Its seat is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato City. The Archbishop's Palace is at 158 Sinsuat Avenue, Rosary Heights, Cotabato City.

Its current archbishop is Angelito Lampon, O.M.I, following the retirement of Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on 6 November 2018. He was installed on January 31, 2019.[1]

History

On 11 August 1950, the Territorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu was formed out of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zamboanga. The Territorial prelature included the three provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao.

On 28 October 1953 it was renamed Territorial Prelature of Cotabato when it lost territory to the new the Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu. It lost territory again on 17 December 1960 to establish the Territorial Prelature of Marbel.

On 5 November 1979, Pope John Paul II elevated the Diocese of Cotabato into Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotabato.

Coat of arms of the then-Territorial Prelature of Cotabato.
Coat of arms of the then-Territorial Prelature of Cotabato.

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops

Archbishop Period in Office Coat of Arms
1.
Prelature nullius of Cotabato coat of arms.svg
Gerard Mongeau, O.M.I. March 27, 1951 - 12 June 1976 (as Territorial Prelate of Cotabato and Sulu and Territorial Prelate of Cotabato)
(25 years, 77 days)
12 June 1976 - 5 November 1979 (as Bishop of Cotabato)
(3 years, 146 days)
5 November 1979 - 14 March 1980 (as Archbishop of Cotabato)
(130 days)
Coat of arms of Gerard Mongeau.svg
2.
Prelature nullius of Cotabato coat of arms.svg
Philip F. Smith, O.M.I. 14 March 1980 - 30 May 1998
(18 years, 77 days)
Coat of arms of Philip Francis Smith as Archbishop of Cotabato.svg
3.
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Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I. 30 May 1998 - 6 November 2018
(20 years, 160 days)
Coat of arms of Orlando Beltran Quevedo.svg
4.
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Angelito Lampon, O.M.I. (6 November 2018[2] – present)
((3 years, 263 days))
Coat of Arms of Angelito Lampon.svg

Auxiliary bishops

Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms
1.
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Antonino Francisco Nepomuceno, O.M.I. 11 July 1969 (appointed) - 11 December 1979 (resigned)
2.
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José Colin Mendoza Bagaforo 2 Feb 2006 (appointed) - 25 July 2016 (appointed Bishop of Kidapawan)
Coat of arms of José Colin Mendoza Bagaforo as Auxiliary Bishop of Cotabato.svg

Province

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archbishopric and the suffragan dioceses of Kidapawan and Marbel.

Religious Congregations in the Archdiocese

Men
Women

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Cotabato archbishop installed amid tight security". CBCPNews. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 06.11.2018". Bolletino Quotidiano (in Italian). Sala Stampa della Santa Sede. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

Coordinates: 7°13′16″N 124°14′49″E / 7.2211°N 124.2470°E / 7.2211; 124.2470