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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Cebu

Philippines Philippines

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Cebu / Cæbuan(us) (Latin) / Nominis Iesu (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Dumaguete, Maasin, Tagbilaran, Talibon

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (170)

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

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.10.15 – ...):Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (72)Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (72)
Auxiliary Bishop (2019.07.16 – ...):Bishop Midyphil Bermejo Billones (53)Bishop Midyphil Bermejo Billones (53)

Titular Bishop of Tagarata

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.06.23 – ...):Bishop Ruben Caballero Labajo (56)Bishop Ruben Caballero Labajo (56)

Titular Bishop of Abbir Maius

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Cebu (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (72)Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma (72)Permalink
(2010.10.15 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines)

Non nobis Domine

Born:1950.03.19 (Dingle, 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 VidalPermalink
(1982.08.24 – 2010.10.15)

Viam veritatis elegi

Born:1931.02.06 (Mogpoc, Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.30
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2017.10.18 (Cebu City, Philippines † 86)

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 – 2017.10.18)

Cardinal Julio Rosales y RasPermalink
(1949.12.17 – 1982.08.24)

Te amari faciam

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

Da mihi partem de tua misericordia

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 Augustine 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)

Abbots nullius of Cebu (Roman Rite)

Abbot Cristobal Tarique, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1577 – 1582)

Abbot nullius of Cebu (Philippines) (1577 – 1582)

Abbot Alfonso Jimenez, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1575 – 1577)

Abbot nullius of Cebu (Philippines) (1575 – 1577)

Abbot Martín de Rada, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1569 – 1575?)

Born:1533.06.30 (Spain)
Died:1578.06 († 45)

Abbot nullius of Cebu (Philippines) (1569 – 1575?)

Abbot Deigo de Herrera, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1565.06 – 1569)

Abbot nullius of Cebu (Philippines) (1565.06 – 1569)

Abbot Andrés de Urdaneta, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1565.04 – 1565.06)

Born:1498.11.30 (Spain)
Died:1568.06.03 († 69)

Abbot nullius of Cebu (Philippines) (1565.04 – 1565.06)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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

Statistics

Area: 5,088 km²

Population: 4,588,435 Catholics (87.5% of 5,242,499 total) (2020)

Statistics: 167 parishes, 9 missions, 612 priests (362 diocesan, 250 religious), 2,096 lay religious (1,053 brothers, 1,043 sisters), 126 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Most Holy Name of Jesus

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 27

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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