Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

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Archdiocese of Manila

Archidioecesis Manilensis

Arkidiyosesis ng Maynila
Arquidiócesis de Manila
Manila Cathedral in Intramuros
Manila Cathedral in Intramuros
Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Manila.svg
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical provinceManila
Headquarters121 Arzobispo Street
Intramuros, Manila 1002
Coordinates14°35′26″N 120°58′15″E / 14.5904202°N 120.9708023°E / 14.5904202; 120.9708023
Area549 km2 (212 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004 (2004))
2,419,781 (80.9%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedFebruary 6, 1579 (1579-02-06) Diocese
August 14, 1595 (1595-08-14) Archdiocese
CathedralCathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Secular priests640 (Diocesan: 271, Religious: 369)
LanguageEnglish and Filipino
Current leadership
ArchbishopMost Rev. Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, DD SThD
Auxiliary BishopsMost Rev. Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo DD[1]
Vicar GeneralVery Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio, PC[1]
Emeritus BishopsMost Rev. Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, DD 2003–2011
Most Rev. Teodoro J. Buhain, Jr., DD Auxiliary 1983–2003
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (Latin: Archidioecesis Manilensis; Filipino: Arkidiyosesis ng Maynilà; Spanish: Arquidiócesis de Manila) is the archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Metro Manila, Philippines, encompassing the cities of Manila, Makati, San Juan, Pasay (except for Villamor Air Base and Newport City which is under the jurisdiction of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines), and Mandaluyong. The current Archbishop is Luis Antonio Gokim Cardinal Tagle, D.D., S.Th.D, the 32nd to hold the office and the fifth native Filipino following centuries of Spanish, American, and Irish predecessors.

The cathedral church is a minor basilica located in Intramuros, which comprises the old city of Manila. The Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title Immaculate Conception, is the principal patroness.

The archdiocese also owns and manages the following institutions located outside its own territorial jurisdiction: Mount Peace Retreat House (in Baguio City, Benguet), Saint Michael Retreat House (in Antipolo City, Rizal), Radio Veritas (in Barangay Philam, Quezon City), and EDSA Shrine or the Archdiocesan Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace (in Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City).


Per the efforts of conquistador Martín de Goiti—who founded the City of Manila by uniting the dominions of Sulayman III of Namayan, and Sabag, Rajah Ache Matanda of Maynila who was a vassal to the Sultan of Brunei, and Lakan Dula of Tondo—the Diocese of Manila was then canonically erected on February 6, 1579 through the Papal bull Illius Fulti Præsidio by Pope Gregory XIII, encompassing all Spanish colonies in Asia as a suffragan of Mexico. Fray Domingo de Salazar, a Dominican from the Convent of San Sebastian in Salamanca, Spain, was selected by King Philip II of Spain to be bishop of the new diocese and was presented to the pope.[2]

Over the course of history and growth of Catholicism in the Philippines, the diocese was elevated and new dioceses had been carved from its territory. On August 14, 1595, Pope Clement VIII raised the diocese to the status of an archdiocese with Bishop Ignacio Santibáñez elevated as its first archbishop. Three new dioceses were created as suffragan to Manila: Nueva Cáceres, Nueva Segovia, and Cebu. With the creation of these new dioceses, the territory of the archdiocese was reduced to the city of Manila and the adjoining civil provinces in proximity including Mindoro Island. It was bounded to the north by the Diocese of Nueva Segovia, to the south by the Diocese of Cebu, and to the southeast by the Diocese of Nueva Cáceres.[3]

Interior of the Throne Room in the Archbishop's Palace as it was during the Spanish colonial period.

During the Hispanic period, the Archdiocese was ruled by a succession of Spanish and Latino archbishops. The British occupation of Manila during the Seven Years' War saw the temporary conversion of Sultan Azim ud-Din I of Sulu to Catholicism, the massive looting and destruction of ecclesiastical treasures, as well as the burning of churches by British soldiers, Sepoy mercenaries and rebellious Chinese residents in Binondo. This episode was particularly damaging to Philippine scholarship due to the fact that the monasteries holding the archives and artifacts about the precolonial Philippine Rajahnates, Kedatuans, Sultanates and Wangdoms and their conversion to Catholicism; were either burnt, lost or looted by the British. An example of which would be the Boxer Codex, whose earliest owner Lord Giles of Ilchester, had inherited it from an ancestor who stole it from Manila during the British Occupation.[4]

Nevertheless, peace was subsequently restored after the Protestant British occupation. In the time after this, the Catholic religious orders (with the exception of the Jesuits who were temporarily suppressed by the Spaniards due to their role in anti-imperialist movements in Latin America) became the powerful driving force in the Archdiocese of Manila. The local diocesan clergy resented the foreign religious orders due to their near monopoly of ecclesiastical positions. The opposition of the religious orders against an autonomous diocesan clergy independent of them lead to the martyrdom of priests Mariano Gómez, José Burgos, Jacinto Zamora collectively known as Gomburza. This inspired the Jesuit educated Jose Rizal to form the La Liga Filipina, to ask for reforms from Spain and recognition of local clergy.

Rizal was executed and the La Liga Filipina dissolved. The 1896 Philippine revolution was triggered when the Spanish discovered the anti-colonial secret organisation Katipunan, and ended Spanish rule. The United States took the Philippines from Spain in the 1898 Spanish–American War; this developed into fighting between the Philippine revolutionaries and the US in the 1899–1902 Philippine–American War, followed by victory for the US and disestablishment of the Roman Catholic Church as the state church of the Philippines. Some members of the Katipunan then turned to the Catholic Church, especially to the Jesuit order who had fostered Philippine nationalism in the students they educated.[citation needed] In the period after the war Philippine churches were restored in the Art-Deco architectural motif. There was a looming threat of apostasy and schism with the rise of anti-clerical Philippine Freemasonry and the establishment of the Philippine Independent Church due to Filipino anger against Spanish ecclesiastical corruption.[5][6] In response, the Vatican supported Philippine independence and applied a policy of reinforcing orthodoxy which resulted in the majority of the Filipinos remaining faithful to the Roman Catholic Church.

The province of Mindoro was established as an independent diocese on April 10, 1910 by virtue of a Decretum Consistoriale executed by Pope Pius X, implementing the Bull Quae Mari Sinico of Pope Leo XIII. On the same date the Diocese of Lipa (later Archdiocese of Lipa) was created, with jurisdiction over the provinces of Batangas, Tayabas, Marinduque and some parts of Masbate.

In May 1928 Pope Pius XI established the Diocese of Lingayen, carved from Manila and Nueva Segovia. In this creation 26 parishes were separated from Manila. He also named Our Lady of Guadalupe as a patroness of the Filipino people in 1938.

December 8, 1941, marked the beginning of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.[7] Members of the secretive Black Dragon Society had infiltrated all facets of Philippine life and had greatly guided the invading Japanese forces. World War 2 marked a period of irreplaceable loss to the Archdiocese of Manila. Furthermore, Manuel Quezon the Philippine president and the first Filipino Grand-master Freemason decided to quit Freemasonry and rejoin the Roman Catholic church due to the betrayal of his American "brother" Freemasons who worked against Filipino nationalism as evidenced in the Philippine-American War and later political moves by the United States such as delaying the liberation of the Philippines, an American territory, from Imperial Japan and giving first priority to helping the British Empire, America's former colonizer and oppressor, defend herself from Nazi Germany. A fundamental betrayal considering how the Philippine revolution was inspired by the Masonic-led American Revolution yet Americans themselves worked to invade and then destroy and the First Philippine Republic. Manuel Quezon submitted his resignation from Freemasonry and return to Roman Catholicism, to Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty before he died in exile in New York City amidst World War 2.[8] The combination of violent theft and arson done by the Japanese and the indiscriminate carpet bombing perpetuated by the Americans during the Battle of Manila (1945) lead to the permanent loss of many of the ancient Gothic, Art-Deco and Earthquake Baroque Cathedrals found around the Archdiocese of Manila.[9]

In the aftermath of the war, in September 1942, Pope Pius XII declared Our Lady of Immaculate Conception as the Principal Patroness of the Philippines on the Papal Bull, Impositi Nobis, along with Saints Pudentiana and Rose of Lima as secondary patrons.[10]

Due to the heavy damages resulted from World War II, the Manila Cathedral underwent major rebuilding from 1946 to 1958. The Parish of San Miguel served as pro-cathedral or temporary cathedral of the local church until the Manila Cathedral was reopened and consecrated in 1958.

On December 11, 1948, the Apostolic Constitution Probe noscitur further divided the Archdiocese of Manila by separating the northern part of the Archdiocese and establishing it as the Diocese of San Fernando. On November 25, 1961, the Archdiocese of Manila was again partitioned. The civil provinces of Bulacan in the north and Cavite in the south were separated from the Archdiocese with the northern part becoming the Diocese of Malolos and the south the Diocese of Imus.

Pope John Paul II declared the Manila Cathedral a minor basilica in 1981 through a Motu Proprio. In 1983, fifteen towns in Eastern Rizal, the city of Marikina, and two barangays of Pasig were separated to form the Diocese of Antipolo.

The archdiocese witnessed many grace-filled church events such as the Second Synod of Manila (1911), the Third Synod of Manila (1925), the 33rd International Eucharistic Congress (1937), the First Plenary Council of the Philippines (1953), the papal visit of Pope Paul VI (1970), the Fourth Synod of Manila (1979), the papal visits of Pope John Paul II (the first in 1981 and the second in 1995), the National Marian Year (1985), the National Eucharistic Year (1987), the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (1991), the Second Provincial Council of Manila (1996), the 4th World Meeting of Families (2003), and the papal visit of Pope Francis (2015).

In 2002, two more dioceses were carved out of the Archdiocese: the Diocese of Novaliches in the north and the Diocese of Parañaque in the south, which comprised the cities of Parañaque, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa.

In 2003, by the recommendation of Jaime Cardinal Sin (the spiritual leader of the People Power Revolution) and by papal decree, the archdiocese was further partitioned to form three new dioceses: the dioceses of Cubao, Kalookan, and Pasig.


The seat of the Archbishop is in Manila Cathedral-Basilica, under the patronage of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The Archbishop is also overseer of several suffragan dioceses of Manila.

After having been served by a single diocesan bishop, nineteen archbishops were later appointed from Spain. In 1903, the archdiocese received its first American archbishop as appointed by the Holy See. Following the tenure of Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty from St. Louis, Missouri, the Irishman Michael J. O'Doherty was appointed, and received on September 6, 1916.

O'Doherty would lead the church in times when the Filipinos were petitioning for sovereignty from the United States and the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines during World War II. When O'Doherty died after Philippine independence in 1946, Rev. Gabriel Reyes, already serving as coadjutor archbishop, became the first native Filipino chosen for the position. Reyes' successor, Archbishop Rufino Jiao Santos, became the first Filipino to become a cardinal in 1960. After Santos' death in 1973, Auxiliary Bishop Artemio Casas was named in the capacity of vicar-capitular to oversee the archdiocese until a bishop was nominated. On January 21, 1974, Pope Paul VI appointed then-Archbishop of Jaro Jaime Sin as the 30th Archbishop of Manila. Archbishop Sin was named cardinal in 1976 and would later be instrumental in the People Power Revolution of 1986 that ousted President Ferdinand Marcos.

In 2003, Pope John Paul II appointed Gaudencio Rosales, Archbishop of Lipa, to succeed an ageing Cardinal Sin. Pope Benedict XVI later elevated Rosales to the cardinalate on March 24, 2006. On October 13, 2011, Most Reverend Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Bishop of Imus, was named archbishop. Tagle succeeded Cardinal Rosales, who had resigned at the compulsory age of retirement, and is now Archbishop Emeritus. Tagle was himself made a cardinal by Benedict XVI on November 24, 2012.

List of Archbishops of Manila[edit]

No. Picture Name From Until
1 Domingo de Salazar.jpg Domingo de Salazar, O. P. February 6, 1579 December 4, 1594
2 Ignacio Santibanez.jpg Ignacio Santibáñez, O.F.M. August 30, 1595 August 14, 1598
3 Miguel de Benavides1.JPG Miguel de Benavides, O. P. October 7, 1602 July 26, 1605
4 Diego Vasquez de Mercado.jpg Diego Vázquez de Mercado May 28, 1608 June 12, 1616
5 Miguel Garcia Serrano , O.S.A. (1620 - 1629).jpg Miguel García Serrano, O.S.A. February 12, 1618 June 14, 1629
6 Hernando Guerrero , O.S.A. (1635 - 1641).jpg Hernando Guerrero, O.S.A. January 9, 1634 July 1, 1641
7 Fernando Montero de Espinosa (1644 - 1645).jpg Fernando Montero Espinosa February 5, 1646 1648
8 Miguel de Poblete y Casasola.jpg Miguel de Poblete Casasola January 21, 1649 December 8, 1667
9 Juan Lopez.jpg Juan López, O. P. 1672 February 12, 1674
10 Felipe Pardo.jpg Felipe Fernandez de Pardo, O. P. October 28, 1681 December 31, 1689
11 Diego Camacho y Avila (1697 - 1705).jpg Diego Camacho y Ávila August 19, 1696 January 14, 1704
12 Francisco de la Cuesta.jpg Francisco de la Cuesta, O.S.H. August 12, 1707 1722
13 Carlos Bermudez Gonzalez (1722 - 1729).jpg Carlos Bermúdez Gonzalez 1722 November 13, 1729
14 Juan Angel Rodriguez.jpg Juan Ángel Rodríguez, O.S.T. May 18, 1731 June 24, 1742
15 Pedro de la Trinidad.jpg Pedro de la Santísima Trinidad Martínez de Arizala, O.F.M. February 3, 1744 May 28, 1755
16 Manuel Antonio Rojo del Rio Vera.jpg Manuel Antonio Rojo del Río y Vieyra 1758 1764
17 Basilio Sancho de Santa Justa.jpg Basilio Sancho de Santa Justa, S.P. April 14, 1766 December 15, 1787
18 Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Manila.svg Juan Antonio Orbigo de Gallego, O.F.M. December 15, 1788 May 17, 1797
19 Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Manila.svg Juan Antonio Zulaibar, O. P. March 26, 1804 March 4, 1824
20 Hilarion Diez.jpg Hilarión Díez, O.S.A. July 3, 1826 May 7, 1829
21 Jose Segui , O.S.A. (1830 - 1845).jpg José Seguí, O.S.A. July 5, 1830 July 4, 1845
22 Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Manila.svg José Aranguren, O.A.R. January 19, 1846 April 18, 1861
23 Gregorio Meliton Martinez (1862 - 1875).jpg Gregorio Melitón Martínez Santa Cruz December 23, 1861 1875
24 Pedro Payo , O.P. (1876 - 1889 ).jpg Pedro Payo y Piñeiro, O.P. January 28, 1876 January 1, 1889
25 Bernardino Nozaleda O.P. (1889 - 1902).jpg Bernardino Nozaleda y Villa, O. P. May 27, 1889 February 4, 1902
26 JeremiahHarty.jpg Jeremiah James Harty June 6, 1903 May 16, 1916
27 Michael J. O'Doherty September 6, 1916 October 13, 1949
28 Gabriel Reyes y Martelino October 13, 1949 October 15, 1952
29 Rufino J. Cardinal Santos Portrait.jpg Rufino Cardinal Santos y Jiao February 10, 1953 September 3, 1973
30 Cardinal Jaime Sin in 1988.jpg Jaime Cardinal Sin y Lachica March 19, 1974 September 15, 2003
31 Cardinal Rosales.jpg Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales y Borbon November 21, 2003 October 13, 2011
32 Cardinal Tagle at San Fernando de Dilao.jpg Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle y Gokim December 12, 2011 present[11]

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Coadjutor Archbishops[edit]


College of Consultors[edit]

Below are member priests of the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese of Manila since July 1, 2015. Auxiliary bishops also serve as vicars general.

  • Auxiliary Bishop of Manila – Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D., S.S.L.
  • Vicar General and Moderator Curiae – Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio, P.C.
  • Episcopal Vicar for Chancery Affairs, Chancellor & Private Secretary to the Archbishop – Rev. Fr. Reginald R. Malicdem, MAL, PhD
  • Episcopal Vicar for Foreign Communities Concern – Rev. Msgr. Esteban U. Lo, LRMS, P.C.
  • Episcopal Vicar for the Diocesan Clergy – Rev. Msgr. Jesus-Norriel Bandojo, P.C.
  • Episcopal Vicar for Religious – Rev. Fr. James T. Ferry, MM (Acting)
  • Judicial Vicar – Rev. Msgr. Geronimo F. Reyes, P.C., J.C.D.
  • Oeconomus – Rev. Fr. Cesar A. Buhat


As of 2004, the archdiocese has registered a total of 2,719,781 baptized faithful. They are served by 475 diocesan and religious priests – with a ratio of 5,725 faithful per priest, under 85 parishes. The archdiocese also houses 369 male religious and 1,730 female religious engaged in various social, pastoral and missionary works in various areas of the archdiocese.

Formation of priests[edit]

The archdiocese administers San Carlos Seminary, the archdiocesan major seminary which caters to the formation of future priests for the archdiocese and for its suffragan dioceses. Located in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City, it has college program (AB Philosophy) and graduate school (master's degree in theology or pastoral ministry), as well as formation houses for future priests committed to serve the Filipino-Chinese communities in the country (Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society) and a center for adult vocations (Holy Apostles Senior Seminary). The archdiocese also operates Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary for young men at the secondary school level. It is located a few blocks from San Carlos Seminary.


Façade of the Basilica Minore de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno in Quiapo, Manila. The church enshrines the Black Nazarene, an image of Jesus believed to be miraculous, which attracts thousands of devotees on Fridays and millions during its annual procession on 9 January.
The Virgin Mary as the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the Archdiocese. Consecrated by Pope Pius XII's Papal Bull Impositi Nobis in 1942, the Immaculate Conception is also honoured as "Principal Patroness" of the Philippine Islands.
Vicariate of Nuestra Señora de Guia (Ermita; Intramuros; Malate, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Benjie Ledesma
Name of Church Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) Diocesan (Secular) Cabildo cor. Beaterio St. Intramuros. Manila December 8 Rev. Fr. Reginald R. Malicdem, MAL, M.A., Ph.D, E.V. (Rector) (Fr. Reggie)
Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Nuestra Señora de Guia (Ermita Church) Diocesan (Secular) M.H. Del Pilar cor. A. Flores Sts., Ermita, Manila May 19 Rev. Msgr. Mario D. Enriquez, PC (Msgr. Mar)
Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Consolación y Correa - San Agustin Church, Immaculate Conception Parish Order of St. Augustine General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila Rev. Fr. Arnold C. Sta. Maria, OSA
Our Lady of Remedies Parish (Malate Church) Missionary Society of St. Columban A. Mabini St., Malate, Manila Third Sunday of November Rev. Fr. Leo Distor, MSSC
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Diocesan (Secular) Asuncion St., Malate, Manila August 15 Rev. Fr. Benjie Ledesma
San Vicente de Paul Parish Congregation of the Mission 959 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila September 27 Rev. Fr. Joel de Leon Rescober, CM
Santo Niño de Baseco Parish Order of St. Augustine Baseco Compound, Port Area, Manila Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Sofronio C. Macabinlar, Jr., OSA (Fr. Jun)
Vicariate of San José de Trozo (Quiapo; San Miguel; Santa Cruz, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Hernando M. Coronel, PC., MBA., MPA., MA.
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament / Santa Cruz Parish / Our Lady of the Pillar Church Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Plaza Sta. Cruz, Santa Cruz, Manila Third Sunday of October (Nuestra Señora del Pillar) / August 2 (St. Peter Julian Eymard) Rev. Fr. Rudsend P. Paragas, SSS
Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene / Saint John the Baptist Parish (Quiapo Church) Diocesan (Secular) Plaza Miranda, Quezon Blvd., Quiapo, Manila January 9 (Black Nazarene) / June 24 (St. John the Baptist) Rev. Msgr. Hernando M. Coronel, PC., MBA., MPA., M.A. (Msgr, Ding)
Minor Basilica of San Sebastian / Our Lady of Mount Carmel Order of the Augustinian Recollects Pasaje del Carmen St., Quiapo, Manila January 20 (San Sebastian) / July 16 (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) Rev. Fr. Edgar P. Tubio, OAR
National Shrine and Parish of Saint Jude Thaddeus Society of the Divine Word Dr. Jose P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila October 28 Rev. Fr. Linus E. Nicasio, SVD, Ph.D (Fr. Lino)
National Shrine and Parish of Saint Michael and the Archangels Diocesan (Secular) 1000 Gen. Solano cor. Dr. Jose P. Laurel Sts., San Miguel, Manila September 29 Rev. Fr. Genaro O. Diwa, SLL., S.Th.D. (Fr. Genie)
San José de Trozo Parish Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society 1340 Masangkay St., Santa Cruz, Manila May 5 Rev. Fr. Anthony Chan P. Olaguer, LRMS (Fr. Tony)
Vicariate of the Holy Spirit (Santa Cruz; Tondo, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Hector Ulysses Cañon
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Espíritu Santo Diocesan (Secular) 1912 Rizal Ave., Brgy. 344, Zone 35, Santa Cruz, Manila Pentecost Sunday Rev. Fr. Wilmer R. Rosario, M.A., JCD
Immaculate Conception Parish Diocesan (Secular) Tayuman cor. Katamanan Sts., Tondo, Manila December 8 Rev. Msgr. Geronimo F. Reyes, PC, JCD (Msgr. Jerome)
Risen Christ Parish Society of the Divine Word Bldg. 27, Balut, Tondo, Manila Easter Sunday Rev. Fr. Jhonatan Letada, SVD
San Jose de Gagalangin Parish Diocesan (Secular) 2671 Juan Luna St., Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila Third Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Joselino B. Tuazon (Fr. Joey)
San José Manggagawà Parish Diocesan (Secular) Molave Street, Manuguit Subdivision, Tondo, Manila May 1 Rev. Fr. Artemio P. Fabros (Fr. Tem)
San Rafael Parish (Balut) Diocesan (Secular) 177 Taliba Street, San Rafael Village, Balut, Tondo, Manila Last Sunday of September Rev. Fr. Prudencio T. Solomon, Jr. (Fr. Jun)
San Roque de Manila Parish Diocesan (Secular) Rizal Ave. cor. Blumentritt St., Sta. Cruz, Manila August 16 or 17 Rev. Fr. Antonio B. Navarrete, Jr. (Fr. Tony)
Santa Monica Parish Diocesan (Secular) J. Basa cor. Dagupan Sts., Tondo, Manila May 4 Rev. Fr. Juanito C. Arroco, Jr.
Chapel of St. Lazarus Diocesan (Secular) A. Villarama Ave., San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila Fifth Sunday of Lent Rev. Fr. Hector Ulysses R. Cañon
Vicariate of Our Lady of Loreto (Sampaloc; Santa Mesa, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jerome R. Secillano, MPA
  • Vicariate Coordinator for Social Communications: Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP, STL-MA, HEL
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Loreto Diocesan (Secular) Figueras St., Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila December 10 Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel V. Sunga, PC, MA., STL
Most Holy Trinity Parish Diocesan (Secular) Calabash Road, Balic-Balic, Sampaloc, Manila First Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Fr. Enrico Martin F. Adoviso, STB (Fr. Erik)
Nuestra Señora de Salvación Parish Diocesan (Secular) Anonas St., NDC Compound, Sta. Mesa, Manila Third Saturday of August Rev. Fr. Jesus Jose C. Bustillo (Fr. Joey)
Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Parish Diocesan (Secular) Calamba cor. Instruccion Sts., Sampaloc, Manila First Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Jerome R. Secillano, MPA
Our Lady of Fátima Parish (Bacood) Diocesan (Secular) Lubiran St., Bacood, Santa Mesa, Manila May 13 Rev. Fr. Primitivo T. Lopez (Fr. Bong)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Old Santa Mesa) Diocesan (Secular) 4324 Old Sta. Mesa, Santa Mesa, Manila Friday after Corpus Christi Rev. Fr. Jason H. Laguerta, Ph.D.
Saint Anthony Shrine Order of Friars Minor Figueras St., Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila June 13 Rev. Fr. Feliciano C. Medones, Jr., OFM (Rector)
San Roque de Sampaloc Parish Diocesan (Secular) M. Dela Fuente St., Sampaloc, Manila August 16 Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo C. Mangussad
Santísimo Rosario Parish Order of Preachers Ceferino Gonzales Drive, University of Santo Tomas, España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila First Sunday of October Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP, STL-MA, HEL
Vicariate of Sto. Niño (Binondo; Tondo, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Estelito E. Villegas
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz / Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Diocesan (Secular) Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila September 28 Rev. Fr. Andy O. Lim
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Parish Diocesan (Secular) Camba cor. A. Velasquez Sts., Binondo, Manila January 1 Rev. Fr. Jeremiah A. Adviento (Fr. Jerry)
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Order of Augustinian Recollects Delpan cor. Tahimik Sts., Tondo, Manila Third Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Jorge D Peligro, OAR
Saint John Bosco Parish (Barrio Magsaysay) Salesians of Don Bosco Carlos P. Garcia St., Tondo, Manila Sunday near January 31 Rev. Fr. Eduardo Canua Hila, SDB
San Pablo Apostol Parish Congregation of the Canossian Sons of Charity Velasquez St., Tondo, Manila Fourth Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Carlo Bittante, FdCC
Santo Niño de Tondo Parish Diocesan (Secular) 600 L. Chacon St., Tondo, Manila Sunday after Baptism Sunday Rev. Fr. Estelito E. Villegas (Fr. Lito)
Vicariate of San Fernando de Dilao (Paco; Pandacan, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Carmelo P. Arada Jr.
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Our Lady of Peñáfrancia Parish Diocesan (Secular) Gomez St., Paco, Manila May 14 Rev. Fr. Carmelo P. Arada, Jr. (Fr. Jek)
Saint Maria Goretti Parish Diocesan (Secular) Pius XII Catholic Center 1175 U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila July 6 Rev. Fr. David T. Concepcion (Fr. Dave)
Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society 1260 Pres. Quirino Ave. Ext., Paco, Manila Sunday nearest to June 29 Rev. Msgr. Noly A. Que, LRMS, HP, Ph.D
San Fernando de Dilao Parish Diocesan (Secular) 1521 Paz St., Paco, Manila Sunday after the 19th of August (Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre) / May 30 (St. Ferdinand the King) Rev. Msgr. Rolando R. Dela Cruz, PC (Msgr. Rolly)
Santo Niño de Pandacan Parish Diocesan (Secular) 833 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila Sunday after Baptism Sunday Rev. Fr. Sanny C. de Claro
Vicariate of the Holy Family (Malate; Paco; San Andres; Santa Ana, Manila)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Benito B. Tuazon
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish (Santa Ana) Order of Friars Minor Pedro Gil St., Santa Ana, Manila May 12 Rev. Fr. Esmeraldo T. Enalpe, OFM
Parokya ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo Diocesan (Secular) Jaime Cardinal Sin Village, Punta, Santa Ana, Manila Last Sunday of June Rev. Fr. Richard James M. Babao
Sagrada Familia Parish Diocesan (Secular) 1746 Sagrada Familia St., San Andres Bukid, Manila Sunday after Christmas Day Rev. Fr. Reynaldo A. Cruz (Fr. Rey)
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Diocesan (Secular) 2126 Singalong cor. San Andres Sts., Malate, Manila June 13 Rev. Fr. Benito B. Tuazon (Fr. Benny)
Saint Pius X Parish Diocesan (Secular) Onyx Ave., 7th cor. Neptuno Sts., Paco, Manila Sunday nearest to August 21 Rev. Fr. Alvin A. Fullon
Santísima Trinidad Parish Diocesan (Secular) 1127 Estrada St., Malate, Manila Sunday after Pentecost Sunday Rev. Fr. Joselito L. Buenafe, M.A., STh.L (Fr. Jojo)
Vicariate of Sta. Clara de Montefalco (Pasay City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Michael D. Kalaw
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Archdiocesan Shrine of Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life Diocesan (Secular) SM Mall of Asia Complex, Coral Way, Reclamation Area, Pasay City October 26 Rev. Msgr. Roberto C. Canlas, PC (Msgr. Bobby) (Rector)
Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish Diocesan (Secular) St. Peter St., Maricaban, Pasay City August 28 Rev. Fr. Russel G. Ocampo
Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Don Carlos) Diocesan (Secular) Comet St., Don Carlos Village, Pasay City May 13 Rev. Fr. Michael D. Kalaw (Fr. Mike)
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Society of St. Paul 2130 F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City September 15 Rev. Fr. Feliciano P. Marquez, Jr., SSP
Our Lady of the Airways Parish Diocesan (Secular) 1 Chapel Road cor. NAIA Road, Pasay City Second Sunday of May Rev. Msgr. Modesto M. Teston, PC
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Diocesan (Secular) Teachers' Bliss, Kalayaan Village, Pasay City Second Sunday of May Rev. Fr./Atty. Domingo Asuncion, Ll.B (Fr. Dogie)
San Isidro Labrador Parish Diocesan (Secular) Taft Ave., Pasay City May 15 Rev. Fr. Macias Wency D. Serafica
San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Diocesan (Secular) Clemente Jose St., Malibay, Pasay City May 16 Rev. Fr. Edgardo C. Coroza, OFS (Fr. Ed)
San Rafael Parish (Park Avenue) Diocesan (Secular) Park Ave., Pasay City Last Sunday of September Rev. Fr. Reynaldo B. Bungay (Fr. Rey)
San Roque Parish (Cabrera) Diocesan (Secular) Cabrera St., Pasay City August 16 Rev. Fr. Paschal Ma. R. Gorgoña
Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish Diocesan (Secular) P. Burgos St., Pasay August 17 Rev. Fr. Nicardo P. Blanquisco (Fr. Nick)
Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist (Mandaluyong City, San Juan City and Ortigas, Quezon City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Esteban U. Lo, LRMS., PC
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Archdiocesan Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace (EDSA Shrine) Diocesan (Secular) EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City February 25 Rev. Fr. Lazaro B. Abaco (Fr. Lari) (Rector)
Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord Diocesan (Secular) 5th Flr., Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City Corpus Christi Rev. Msgr. Esteban U. Lo, LRMS., PC (Msgr. Bong) (Chaplain)
Mary the Queen Parish Society of Jesus Madison St., Greenhills West, San Juan August 22 Rev. Fr. Manuel Flores, SJ (Fr. Manny)
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Order of Friars Minor Capuchin Saint Francis St. cor. Shaw Blvd., Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City October 4 Rev. Fr. Royce Andres M. Quitillan, OFMCap.
Saint John the Baptist Parish Diocesan (Secular) 140 Pinaglabanan St., Barangay Pedro Cruz, San Juan City June 24 Rev. Msgr. Nestor C. Cerbo, PC, S.Th.D.
Santuario de San José Parish Oblates of St. Joseph Buffalo cor. Duke Sts., Greenhills East Subdivision, Barangay Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City March 19 Rev. Fr. Alexius V. Magtibay, OSJ
Santuario del Santo Cristo Parish Order of Preachers 183 F. Blumentritt St., Barangay Kabayanan, San Juan City May 3 Rev. Fr. Matthias Nga Reh, OP
Vicariate of San Felipe Neri (Mandaluyong City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rey Anthony I. Yatco
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy Diocesan (Secular) Maysilo Circle, Boni Avenue, Barangay Plainview, Mandaluyong City Sunday after Easter Sunday Rev. Msgr. Alberto G. Salonga, Jr., PC
Our Lady of Fátima Parish (Addition Hills) Diocesan (Secular) Liko cor. Mariveles Sts., Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City October 13 Rev. Fr. Carlos V. Reyes, STh.L (Fr. Caloy)
Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish (Hulo) Mission Society of the Philippines Coronado St., Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City May 12 Rev. Fr. Rolando Detera, MSP
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Welfareville) Diocesan (Secular) Welfareville Compound, Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City Friday after Corpus Christi Rev. Fr. Rey Anthony I. Yatco
Saint Dominic Savio Parish Salesians of Don Bosco Pag-Asa St., Barangay Harapin Ang Bukas, Mandaluyong City May 6 Rev. Fr. Edwin Leuenberger Soliva, SDB
San Felipe Neri Parish Diocesan (Secular) Boni Ave. cor. Aglipay St., Barangay Poblacion, Mandaluyong City December 8 (Immaculate Conception) / May 26 (St. Philip Neri) Rev. Fr. Ramon U. Merino (Fr. Mon)
San Roque Parish (Barangka Ilaya) Diocesan (Secular) Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City August 16 Rev. Fr. Aries C. Reyes
Vicariate of Saints Peter and Paul (Makati City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Dennis S. Odiver, PC
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Holy Cross Parish Diocesan (Secular) 211 Dr. Jose P. Rizal Ave., Tejeros, Makati City September 14 Rev. Fr. Alfonso B. Valeza (Fr. Al)
National Shrine of the Sacred Heart Diocesan (Secular) 4 Sacred Heart cor. Kamagong Sts., San Antonio Village, Makati City Friday after Corpus Christi Rev Fr. Victor Y. Apacible (Fr. Vic)
Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish Order of St. Augustine 7440 Bernardino St., Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City First Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Tomas C. Banayag, Jr., OSA
Our Lady of La Paz Parish Ministers to the Infirm 1562 Archimedes Cor . Flordeliz Sts., La Paz, Makati City First Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Reynante Sentillas, MI
Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Diocesan (Secular) 62 Constellation St., Bel-Air II, Makati City November 30 Rev. Msgr. Dennis S. Odiver, PC, Ph.L
Saint John Bosco Parish Salesians of Don Bosco A. Arnaiz Ave. cor. Amorsolo St. San Lorenzo Village, Makati City January 31 Rev. Fr. Gregorio L. Bicomong Jr., SDB
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Diocesan (Secular) 5539 D. M. Rivera St., Poblacion, Makati City June 29 (Sts. Peter and Paul) and June 30 (Nuestra Señora de la Rosa) Rev. Msgr. Pedro Gerardo O. Santos, PC, M.A., Ed.D. (Msgr. Gerry)
Santo Niño de Paz Chapel Diocesan (Secular) Legazpi St., Greenbelt Park, Legazpi Village, Makati City Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Rufino C. Sescon, Jr. (Fr. Jun) (Chaplain)
Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Makati City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Benjamin D. Jugueta, Jr.
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Mary, Mirror of Justice Parish Diocesan (Secular) Aguho cor. Anahaw Sts., Comembo, Makati City May 15 Rev. Fr. Jose Joel O. Jason, M.A., STh.L (Fr. Joel)
Mater Dolorosa Parish Religious Tertiary Capuchins of Our Lady of Sorrows 19th Ave., East Rembo, Makati City September 15 Rev. Fr. Norman C. Balboa, TC
National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Diocesan (Secular) 1923 Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City December 12 Rev. Fr. Roderick L. Castro (Fr. Erick)
Saint John Mary Vianney Parish Diocesan (Secular) Narra St., Cembo, Makati City August 4 Rev. Fr. Benjamin D. Jugueta, Jr. (Fr. Buma)
Saint John of the Cross Parish Diocesan (Secular) 9 Jasmin St., Pembo, Makati City December 14 Rev. Fr. Alexander O. Thomas, M.A. (Fr. Alex)
Santa Teresita Parish Montfort Missionaries A. Mabini St., West Rembo, Makati City First Sunday of October Rev. Fr. Richard J. Magararu, SMM
Santuario de San Antonio Parish Order of Friars Minor 3117 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City June 13 Rev. Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM., Ph.D.
Vicariate of Saint Joseph the Worker (Makati City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Msgr. Roberto A. Espenilla, PC
Name of Parish Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest/Rector
Holy Family Parish Diocesan (Secular) 2777 Faraday St., San Isidro, Makati City Sunday after Christmas Day Rev. Fr. Danilo A. Canceran (Fr. Danny) (Acting)
Our Lady of Fátima Parish (Bangkal) Diocesan (Secular) 1120 Gen. M. Capinpin St., Bangkal, Makati City May 13 Rev. Fr. Edison D. Escario, STh.L
Saint Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish Diocesan (Secular) Humabon Street, Magallanes Village, Makati City August 1 Rev. Msgr. Claro Matt M. Garcia, PC (Msgr. Matt)
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (Palanan) Diocesan (Secular) 4927 Enrique St., Palanan, Makati City May 1 Rev. Msgr. Roberto A. Espenilla, PC (Msgr. Bert)
San Ildefonso Parish Salesians of Don Bosco A. Arnaiz Ave., Pio del Pilar, Makati Last Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Antonio M. Molavin, SDB

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

  • Antipolo (comprises the entire province of Rizal and the City of Marikina)
  • Cubao (comprises the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Districts of Quezon City, except Old Balara, Camp Aguinaldo and Ugong Norte)
  • Imus (comprises the entire province of Cavite)
  • Kalookan (comprises the southern part of Caloocan City and the cities of Malabon and Navotas)
  • Malolos (comprises the entire province of Bulacan and the City of Valenzuela)
  • Novaliches (comprises the 2nd, 5th, and 6th Districts of Quezon City including Old Balara and the northern part of Caloocan City)
  • Parañaque (comprises the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Parañaque)
  • Pasig (comprises the cities of Pasig and Taguig and the municipality of Pateros)
  • San Pablo (comprises the entire province of Laguna)

See also[edit]


  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Archdiocese of Manila". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  • Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502–1585. "Bull for erection of the Diocese and Cathedral Church of Manila." In The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898. Cleveland, Ohio: A.H. Clark Company, 1903-9. Vol. 4, 1576–82. Pp. 119–124.


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