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Diocese of Kidapawan

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Bishop José Colin Mendoza Bagaforo
Bishop Bagaforo
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Bishop José Colin Mendoza Bagaforo
Bishop's House,
Balindog, P.O. Box 75,
9400 Kidapawan City,
Cotabato, Philippines

Phone: (064)2881774/5
Fax :288.1776
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Jose Colin Mendoza Bagaforo was born on Jan. 30, 1954, in Cotabato City. He was ordained a priest on March 25, 1980, and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Cotabato on Feb. 2, 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. On April 25, 2006 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Cotabato at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cotabato City. He is the president of Notre Dame of Tacurong College in Tacurong City and vice president of the Notre Dame Educational Association (NDEA). He is executive director of the housing program of Cotabato-based Notre Dame Foundation for Charitable Activities, Inc. and the director of Bahay Maria Home for Elderly and Sick. He is also chairman of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Board, Financial Board, Personnel Board and Seminary Board.
On Jul. 25, 2016 Pope Francis appointed him as the Bishop of Kidapawan Diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Romulo Tolentino De La Cruz (14 May 2008 Appointed - 15 Mar 2014 Appointed, Archbishop of Zamboanga)
  • Romulo Geolina Valles (June 24, 1997 - Nov. 13, 2006 -now archbishop of Zamboanga)
  • Juan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos (Feb. 3, 1987 - Nov. 27, 1995 -now bishop of Butuan)
  • Orlando Beltran Quevedo, O.M.I (July 23, 1980 - March 22, 1986 -now archbishop of Cotabato)
  • ederico O. Escaler, S.J (June 12, 1976 - Feb. 23, 1980 -bishop-emeritus of Ipil)

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