Archdiocese of Ozamis
Arkidiyosesis sa Ozamis
Arkidiyosesis ng Ozamis
|Area||1,939 km2 (749 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Cathedral||Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Martin Jumoad|
|Suffragan||(Diocese of Dipolog)
(Diocese of Iligan) Jose Rapadas III
(Diocese of Pagadian) Ronald Lunas
|Vicar General||Msgr. Maximino A. Naron, Jr.|
|Website of the Archdiocese|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamis is a metropolitan archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the province of Misamis Occidental, southern Philippines. The archdiocese cathedral is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Ozamiz City, and its present archbishop is Martin Jumoad. The official spelling of the church is Ozamis, while the city it is located is Ozamiz.
The larger ecclesiastical province over which the archbishop of Ozamis serves as metropolitan see covers the northwestern portion of the island of Mindanao, including the highly urbanized city of Iligan and the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.
The Territorial Prelature of Ozamis was erected on 27 January 1951 from the territory of the then-diocese of Cagayan de Oro. This prelature covered the provinces of Lanao (which were split in 1952 into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur) and Misamis Occidental, and the chartered cities of Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta (established 1969), Ozamiz and Tangub (established 1967).
On 17 February 1971 Pope Paul VI elevated the Prelature of Ozamis into a diocese, covering only parishes within Misamis Occidental, with Jesus Varela appointed as its bishop. The new diocese became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.
On 24 January 1983, Ozamis was elevated to an archdiocese, with the dioceses of Dipolog (established 1967), Iligan (established 1971) and Pagadian (established 1971), and the Prelature of Marawi (established 1976) as its suffragan dioceses. Jesus Dosado was officially installed as its first archbishop on 10 April 1983.
|Prelate||Period in Office||Coat of Arms|
|1.||Patrick H. Cronin, S.S.C.M.E.||24 May 1955 – 13 October 1970
(15 years, 142 days)
|Bishop||Period in Office||Coat of Arms|
|1.||Jesus Varela||17 February 1971 – 27 November 1980
(9 years, 284 days)
|2.||Jesus Dosado||29 July 1981 – 24 January 1983
(1 year, 179 days)
|Archbishop||Period in Office||Coat of Arms|
|1.||Jesus Dosado||24 January 1983 – 4 October 2016
(33 years, 254 days)
|2.||Martin Jumoad||4 October 2016 – Present