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Archdiocese of Manila

Archidioecesis Manilensis

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  • Jose Fuerte Advincula, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Gaudencio Borbon Rosales, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Teodoro Javier Buhain, Jr., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 14 August 1595
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Philippines
  • Square Kilometers: 117 (45 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, 121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, 1099 Manila, Philippines
  • Telephone: (02)527-3955
  • Fax: (same); 8527-3850

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Manila
6 February 1579ErectedArchdiocese of México Diocese of Manila (erected)
14 August 1595Territory LostDiocese of Manila Diocese of Nueva Caceres (erected)
Diocese of Cebu (erected)
Diocese of Nueva Segovia (erected)
Archdiocese of Manila
14 August 1595ElevatedDiocese of Manila Archdiocese of Manila
10 April 1910Territory LostDiocese of Nueva Caceres
Archdiocese of Manila
Diocese of Lipa (erected)
19 May 1928Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Parts of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, and Zambales)
Diocese of Nueva Segovia (Parts of Pangasinan and Tarlac)
Diocese of Lingayen (erected)
11 December 1948Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Bataan and Pampanga along with parts of Zambales, Tarla, and Nueva Ecija) Diocese of San Fernando (erected)
25 November 1961Territory LostDiocese of Lipa (Tagaytay City)
Archdiocese of Manila (Province of Cavite)
Diocese of Imus (erected)
25 November 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Province of Bulacan) Diocese of Malolos (erected)
24 January 1983Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (East Rizal) Diocese of Antipolo (erected)
7 December 2002Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa) Diocese of Parañaque (erected)
7 December 2002Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Kalookan City North and part of Quezon City) Diocese of Novaliches (erected)
28 June 2003Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Quezon City south of Tandang Sora and Mactan roads) Diocese of Cubao (erected)
28 June 2003Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Kalookan City-South along with Malabon and Navotas) Diocese of Kalookan (erected)
28 June 2003Territory LostArchdiocese of Manila (Pasig City along with Pateros and Taguig) Diocese of Pasig (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Manila

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Manila
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 234
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 113


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