Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro

The Archdiocese of Jaro (Latin: Archidioecesis Iarensis o p Elisabeth ) is a location in the Philippines Roman Catholic archdiocese headquartered in Jaro.


The Archdiocese of Jaro was on 27 May in 1865 by Pope Pius IX. built with the Apostolic Constitution Qui ab initio from cessions of territory of the diocese of Cebu as a diocese of Jaro and the Archdiocese of Manila, is a suffragan. On April 10, 1910, the Diocese of Jaro were parts of its territory from the foundation of the Diocese of Zamboanga. Another area assignment was on 15 July 1932 with the founding of the Diocese of Bacolod. The Diocese of Jaro was placed under the Archdiocese of Cebu as a suffragan on April 28, 1934. On July 2, 1936, the Diocese of Jaro were from parts of its territory establishing the Apostolic Prefecture of Mindoro.

The Diocese of Jaro was born on June 29, 1951 by Pope Pius XII. charged with the Apostolic Constitution Ex supremi to an archbishopric. On 24 March 1962, the Archdiocese of Jaro were parts of its territory from establishing the Territorialprälatur San Jose de Antique.

The Archdiocese of Jaro Iloilo and Guimaras includes the provinces.


Bishop of Jaro

  • Mariano Cuartero y Medina OP, 1867-1884
  • Leandro Arrúe Agudo OAR, 1885-1897
  • Andrés Ferrero Malo OAR, 1898-1903
  • Frederick Zadok Rooker, 1903-1907
  • Denis Joseph Dougherty, 1908-1915, then Bishop of Buffalo
  • Maurice Patrick Foley, 1916-1919
  • James Paul McCloskey, 1920-1945
  • Jose Maria Cuenco, 1945-1951

Archbishops of Jaro

  • Jose Maria Cuenco, 1951-1972
  • Jaime Lachica Sin, 1972-1974, then Archbishop of Manila
  • Artemio Casas, 1974-1985
  • Alberto Jover Piamonte, 1986-1998
  • Angel Lagdameo, since 2000