Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozámiz is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Ozamiz is the Archdiocese in the Province of Misamis Occidental, on the island of Mindanao.
The Diocese of Ozámiz was erected on 27 January 1951, for the whole province of Misamis Occidental. The Archiocese comprises the following diocese: Dipolog, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian. On February 17, 1971 Pope Paul VI elevated the Prelature of Ozámiz into a diocese with the Most Reverend Jesus Varela serving as the first sitting Bishop. On the 24th of January 1983, the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese.
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