Catholic-Hierarchy DC

Archdiocese of Jaro

Archidioecesis Iarensis o S. Elisabeth

Show: All | General Information | Historical Details | Ordinaries | Historical Summary | Statistics | Affiliated Bishops, Living | Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 29 June 1951
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Philippines
  • Square Kilometers: 5,304 (2,048 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the entire province of Iloilo
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles Parish, Jaro, 5000 Iloilo City, Philippines
  • Telephone: (033)329-1625
  • Fax: 329-3456

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta
27 May 1865ErectedDiocese of Cebu Diocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta (erected)
10 April 1910Territory LostDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta Prefecture Apostolic of Palawan (erected)
10 April 1910Territory LostDiocese of Cebu
Diocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta
Diocese of Zamboanga (erected)
15 July 1932Territory LostDiocese of Cebu (Siqujior island)
Diocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta (Negros island along with small islands to the East)
Diocese of Bacolod (erected)
28 April 1934Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta (from Manila)
2 July 1936Territory LostDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta (Maestre de Campo)
Diocese of Lipa (Lubang, islands located in front of Calapan, Bacò, and Puerto Galera; island of Apo; islands of Hin, Remirara, Sibay, and Caluyo, islands of Masin, Tambazon, and Buyallao)
Prefecture Apostolic of Mindoro (erected)
27 January 1951Territory LostDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta (Capiz and Romblòn) Diocese of Capiz (erected)
Archdiocese of Jaro
29 June 1951ElevatedDiocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta Archdiocese of Jaro
25 March 1953Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Calapan (Islands of Semirara, Calauya, Sibay, Libaton, Sibilon, and Libigao) Archdiocese of Jaro
24 March 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Jaro Territorial Prelature of San Jose de Antique (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta
Archdiocese of Jaro

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Jaro o Santa Elisabetta
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 27, Page 263, and Page 264
  • Archdiocese of Jaro
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 44, Page 463, to Page 167
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 45, Page 558, and Page 559


Home | Countries | Religious Orders | Popes | Holy See | Roman Curia | Cardinals by Rank
Bishops: All | Living | Deceased | Youngest | Oldest | Cardinal Electors
Dioceses: All | Current Only | Titular | Vacant | Structured View
Events: Overview | Recent | by Date | by Year | Necrology
Ad Limina | Conclaves | Consistories | Councils
Eastern Catholic Churches


About Catholic-Hierarchy
Terminology/Site Help
[ Comments/Corrections ] Copyright David M. Cheney, 1996-2024
Code: web_d, v3.4.7, 20 Apr 2024; Data: 29 May 2024