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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Manila, Philippine Islands, Archdiocese of

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Erected as the diocese of Manila on February 6, 1579. Elevated to the archdiocese of Manila on August 14, 1595. Suffragan sees:

  • Antipolo
  • Cubao
  • Imus
  • Kalookan
  • Malolos
  • Novaliches
  • ParaƱaque
  • Pasig
  • San Pablo

The following religious orders were represented in the diocese at an early date: Augustinians (1565), Franciscans (1577), Jesuits (1581), Dominicans (1587), and Recollect Fathers (1600). Domingo de Salazar (died 1594) was the first bishop, his successors including Miguel de Benavides (1603-1605), founder of the University of Santo Tomas at Manila, Pedro Payo (1876-1889), who built the cathedral, Jeremiah Harty, first American archbishop there (1903-1916).

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Entry for 'Manila, Philippine Islands, Archdiocese of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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