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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Cebu

Philippines Philippines

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Dumaguete, Maasin, Tagbilaran, Talibon

Neighbouring Dioceses: Dumaguete (↙), San Carlos (←), Palo (↗), Talibon (→), Tagbilaran (↓)

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 27

Address: Chancery, P.O. Box 52, Cardinal Rosales Pastoral Center, Cor. P. Gomez and P. Burgos St., 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Phone: 032-254-1861

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Dumaguete (↙), San Carlos (←), Palo (↗), Talibon (→), Tagbilaran (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.10.15 – ...):Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (65)Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (65)
Auxiliary Bishop (2004.06.21 – ...):Bishop Emilio Layon Bataclan (74)Bishop Emilio Layon Bataclan (74)

Titular Bishop of Septimunicia

Auxiliary Bishop (2015.07.03 – ...):Bishop Oscar J. L. Florencio (49)Bishop-elect Oscar J. L. Florencio (49)

Titular Bishop of Lestrona

Auxiliary Bishop (2015.07.03 – ...):Bishop Dennis C. Villarojo (48)Bishop-elect Dennis C. Villarojo (48)

Titular Bishop of Gisipa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Cebu (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (65)Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (65)Permalink
(2010.10.15 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines)

Non nobis Domine

Born:1950.03.19 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.21
Consecrated Bishop:1998.01.13

Titular Bishop of Vazari-Didda (1997.11.28 – 1999.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1997.11.28 – 1999.01.13)

Bishop of Calbayog (Philippines) (1999.01.13 – 2006.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Palo (Philippines) (2006.03.18 – 2010.10.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (2010.10.15 – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (2011.12.01 – 2013.12.01)

Cardinal Ricardo Jamin Vidal (84)Cardinal Ricardo Jamin Vidal (84)Permalink
(1982.08.24 – 2010.10.15)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cebu (Philippines)

Viam veritatis elegi

Born:1931.02.06 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.30
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25

Titular Bishop of Claterna (1971.09.10 – 1973.08.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Malolos (Philippines) (1971.09.10 – 1973.08.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1973.08.22 – 1981.04.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1981.04.13 – 1982.08.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1982.08.24 – 2010.10.15)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1985 – 1987)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense (1985.05.25 – ...)

Cardinal Julio Rosales y RasPermalink
(1949.12.17 – 1982.08.24)

Te amari faciam

Born:1906.09.18 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1929.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1946.09.21
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1983.06.02 († 76)

Bishop of Tagbilaran (Philippines) (1946.06.29 – 1949.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1949.12.17 – 1982.08.24)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1961 – 1966)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia (1969.04.30 – 1983.06.02)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1974 – 1976)

Archbishop Gabriele M. ReyesPermalink
(1934.04.28 – 1949.08.25)

Born:1892.03.24 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1915.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1932.10.11
Died:1952.10.10 († 60)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1932.07.29 – 1934.04.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1934.04.28 – 1949.08.25)

Titular Archbishop of Phulli (1949.08.25 – 1949.10.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Manila (Philippines) (1949.08.25 – 1949.10.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila (Philippines) (1949.10.13 – 1952.10.10)

Bishops of Cebu (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriele M. Reyes (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1932.07.29 – 1934.04.28)

(see above)

Bishop Giovanni Battista GorordoPermalink
(1910.04.02 – 1931.06.19)

Born:1862.04.20 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1885.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1909.06.24
Died:1934.12.20 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (1909.04.29 – 1910.04.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1909.04.29 – 1910.04.02)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1910.04.02 – 1931.06.19)

Titular Bishop of Tacapæ (1931.06.19 – 1934.12.20)

Bishop Thomas A. HendrickPermalink
(1903.07.17 – 1909.11.29)

Born:1849.10.29 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1873.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1903.08.23
Died:1909.11.29 († 60)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1903.07.17 – 1909.11.29)

Bishop Martín García y Alcocer, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1886.06.07 – 1904.07.30)

Born:1842.11.11 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1886.09.26
Died:1926.05.20 († 83)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1886.06.07 – 1904.07.30)

Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1904.07.30 – 1926.05.20)

Bishop Benito Romero, O.F.M.Permalink
(1876.01.28 – 1885.11)

Born:1812.04.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1876.06.11
Died:1885.11 († 73)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1876.01.28 – 1885.11)

Bishop Romualdo Jimeno Ballesteros, O.P.Permalink
(1846.01.19 – 1872.03.17)

Born:1808 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1831.12.11
Consecrated Bishop:1841.06.29
Died:1872.03.17 († 64)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Tonking (Vietnam) (1839.08.02 – 1845.06.20)

Titular Bishop of Ruspæ (1839.08.02 – 1846.01.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Manila (Philippines) (1845.06.20 – 1846.01.19)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1846.01.19 – 1872.03.17)

Bishop Santos Gómez Marañón, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1829.09.28 – 1840.10.23)

Born:1763.11.01 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1830.10.28
Died:1840.10.23 († 76)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1829.09.28 – 1840.10.23)

Bishop Francisco Genovés, O.P.Permalink
(1825.03.21 – 1827.08.01)

Born:1765.11.28 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1826.07.02
Died:1827.08.01 († 61)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1825.03.21 – 1827.08.01)

Bishop Joaquín Encabo de la Virgen de Sopetrán, O.A.R.Permalink
(1804.08.20 – 1818.11.08)

Born:1740.08.15 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1808.05.15
Died:1818.11.08 († 78)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1804.08.20 – 1818.11.08)

Bishop Ignacio de SalamancaPermalink
(1792.09.24 – 1802.02)

Born:1737.12.01 (Philippines)
Consecrated Bishop:1794.02.24
Died:1802.02 († 64)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1792.09.24 – 1802.02)

Bishop Mateo Joaquin Rubio de ArevaloPermalink
(1775.11.13 – 1788)

Born:1724
Consecrated Bishop:1776
Died:1788 († 64)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1775.11.13 – 1788)

Bishop Miguel Lino de EzpeletaPermalink
(1757.07.18 – 1771)

Born:1701 (Philippines)
Consecrated Bishop:1758
Died:1771 († 70)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1757.07.18 – 1771)

Bishop Protacio CabezasPermalink
(1740.08.29 – 1753.02.03)

Born:1690 (Philippines)
Consecrated Bishop:1744.07.26
Died:1753.02.03 († 63)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1740.08.29 – 1753.02.03)

Bishop Manuel de Ocio y CampoPermalink
(1734.01.20 – 1737.07.21)

Born:1688 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1735.08.21
Died:1737.07.21 († 49)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1734.01.20 – 1737.07.21)

Bishop Sebastián Foronda, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1722.03.02 – 1728.05.20)

Bishop Pedro Sanz de la Vega y Landaverde, O. de M.Permalink
(1705.01.26 – 1717.12.17)

Born:1675 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1716
Died:1717.12.17 († 42)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1705.01.26 – 1717.12.17)

Bishop Miguel Bayot, O.F.M. Disc.Permalink
(1697.05.13 – 1700.08.28)

Born:1644 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1699.09.21
Died:1700.08.28 († 56)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1697.05.13 – 1700.08.28)

Bishop Diego de Aguilar, O.P.Permalink
(1676.11.16 – 1692.10.01)

Born:1616 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1677.11.14
Died:1692.10.01 († 76)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1676.11.16 – 1692.10.01)

Bishop Juan López (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1663.04.23 – 1672.11.14)

Born:1613.04.21 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1665.01.04
Died:1674.02.12 († 60)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1663.04.23 – 1672.11.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila (Philippines) (1672.11.14 – 1674.02.12)

Fr. Juan VelezPermalink
(1660.01.26 – 1662)

Born:1602
Ordained Priest:1627
Died:1662 († 60)

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1660.01.26 – 1662)

Bishop Pedro Arce, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1612.09.17 – 1645.10.16)

Born: (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1613
Died:1645.10.16

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1612.09.17 – 1645.10.16)

Bishop Pedro de Agurto, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1595.08.30 – 1608.10.14)

Consecrated Bishop:1596
Died:1608.10.14

Bishop of Cebu (Philippines) (1595.08.30 – 1608.10.14)

Former Prelates


as of 2015.07.03

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