Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato

Archdiocese of Cotabto
Archidioecesis Cotabatensis
Arkidiyosesis ng Cotabato (Tagalog)
Arkidiyosis sang Cotabato (Hiligaynon)
Artsidiyosesis sa Cotabato (Cebuano)
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.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cotabato is a Latin Metropolitan archbishopric of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, covering the Province of Cotabato, on the vast island of Mindanao.

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Cotabato City, Maguindanao, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

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

The office of the Archdiocese of Cotabato is located at the Archbishop's Palace, P.O. Box 186, 158 Sinsuat Ave., Rosary Heights, 9600 Cotabato City.

Its Current Metropolitan Archbishop is Orlando Beltran Cardinal Quevedo.

Its website is


Established on 11 August 1950 as Territorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu, on territory (the three provinces of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao) split off from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zamboanga (?suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro)

Renamed on 28 October 1953 as Territorial Prelature of Cotabato, having lost territory to establish the Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu. Lost territory again on 1960.12.17 to establish the then Territorial Prelature of Marbel (now its suffragan diocese).

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


(all Roman Rite)

Territorial Prelate of Cotabato and Suly
Territorial Prelate of Cotabato
Suffragan Bishop of Cotabato
Archbishops of Cotabato


Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archbishopric and these Suffragan sees :

Religious Congregations in the Archdiocese



See also

Sources and References

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

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