Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz is a metropolitan archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the province of Misamis Occidental, southern Philippines. The archdiocese cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Ozamiz City, and its present archbishop is Martin Jumoad.[1]

Archdiocese of Ozamiz

Archidioecesis Ozamisanus

Arkidiyosesis ng Ozamiz
Archdiocese of Ozamis coat of arms.svg
Coat of arms
TerritoryMisamis Occidental
Ecclesiastical provinceOzamiz
Area1,939 km2 (749 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
485,000 (77.2%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Ozamiz
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopMartin Jumoad
Website of the Archdiocese

The larger ecclesiastical province over which the archbishop of Ozamiz serves as metropolitan see covers the northwestern portion of the island of Mindanao, including the highly urbanized city of Iligan and the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.[1]


Coat of arms of then Prelature of Ozamiz (as used by then Bishop Patrick Cronin)

The Territorial Prelature of Ozamiz was erected on 27 January 1951 from the territory of the then-diocese of Cagayan de Oro.[2] This prelature covered the provinces of Lanao (which were split in 1952 into Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur) and Misamis Occidental, and the chartered cities of Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta (established 1969), Ozamiz and Tangub (established 1967).[1]

On 17 February 1971 Pope Paul VI elevated the Prelature of Ozamiz into a diocese, covering only parishes within Misamis Occidental, with Jesus Varela appointed as its bishop.[1] The new diocese became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.[2]

On 24 January 1983, Ozamiz was elevated to an archdiocese, with the dioceses of Dipolog (established 1967), Iligan (established 1971) and Pagadian (established 1971), and the Prelature of Marawi (established 1976) as its suffragan dioceses.[1] Jesus Dosado was officially installed as its first archbishop on 10 April 1983.[2]

Suffragan diocesesEdit




Prelates of OzamizEdit

  1. Patrick Cronin, S.S.C.M.E. (24 May 1955 – 13 October 1970)[1]

Bishops of OzamizEdit

  1. Jesus Varela (17 February 1971 – 27 November 1980)[1]
  2. Jesus Dosado, C.M. (29 July 1981 – 24 January 1983 see below)[1]

Archbishops of OzamizEdit

  1. Jesus Dosado, C.M. (see above 24 January 1983 – 4 October 2016)[1]
  2. Martin Jumoad (4 October 2016 – present)[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Cheney, David M. (23 April 2017). "Archdiocese of Ozamiz". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Archdiocese of Ozamiz". Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

Coordinates: 8°08′45″N 123°50′35″E / 8.1459°N 123.8430°E / 8.1459; 123.8430