Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato
|Archdiocese of Cotabto
Arkidiyosis ng Cotabato
|Territory||Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Cotabato City|
|Area||8,889 km2 (3,432 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Orlando Quevedo|
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Cotabato is the Archdiocese in the Province of Cotabato, on the island of Mindanao.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato was carved out from the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro as the Diocese of Cotabato. It was erected on 11 August 1950 for the three provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao. The Diocese of Marbel and the Diocese of Kidapawan are its suffragans. On 5 November 1979, Pope John Paul II elevated the Diocese of Cotabato into an Archdiocese.
Bishop of Cotabato
- Most Rev. Gerard Mongeau, O.M.I. (March 27, 1951 - November 5, 1979)
Archbishop of Cotabato
- Most Rev. Gerard Mongeau, O.M.I. (November 5, 1979 - March 14 1980)
- Most Rev. Philip F. Smith, O.M.I. (March 14, 1980 - May 30, 1998)
- H.E. Orlando Beltran Cardinal Quevedo, O.M.I., D.D. (May 30, 1998 - Present)
The office of the Archdiocese of Cotabato is currently located at Archbishop's Palace, P.O. Box 186, 158 Sinsuat Ave., Rosary Heights, 9600 Cotabato City, Maguindanao, Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao, Philippines.
- Metropolitan Archbishop is Orlando Beltran Cardinal Quevedo (30 May 1998–present)
- Auxiliary Bishop is Jose Colin Mendoza Bagaforo (25 April 2006–present)
Religious Congregations in the Archdiocese
- Oblates of Mary Immaculate
- Society of Mary or Marist Fathers
- Little Brothers of Mary or Marist Brothers
- Oblates of Notre Dame
- Religious of the Virgin Mary
- Siervas de la Nuestra Senora dela Paz
- Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena
- Religious des Notre Dame de Missions
- Carmelite Sisters of Charity-Vedruna
- Associates of Notre Dame
- Xaverian Missionaries of Christ Jesus with missions in Pastoral and Social Services in the Sanitarium and Provincial Jail in Cotabato and in Langgal,Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat Province.