Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato

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Archdiocese of Cotabto
Archidioecesis Cotabatensis
Arkidiyosis sang Cotabato
Territory Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Cotabato City
Ecclesiastical province Cotabato
Area 8,889 km2 (3,432 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
951,000 (45.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Orlando Quevedo
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
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.

The said Archdiocese includes the entire 1st District of North Cotabato or also known as the P-PALMA area and the Municipality of Banisilan.


Bishop of Cotabato

  • Most Rev. Gerard Mongeau, O.M.I. (March 27, 1951 - November 5, 1979)

Archbishop of Cotabato

Suffragan dioceses[edit]


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.


Religious Congregations in the Archdiocese[edit]



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