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Online Visita Iglesia gears up once again for Holy Week

CBCP intensifies its efforts to provide a virtual Visita Iglesia for people who can’t physically visit churches this Holy Week.
By MJ Dinglasan |
Online Visita Iglesia gears up once again for Holy Week

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has been exerting great efforts to further encourage local Catholics to profess their faith by participating in various religious activities. In 2011, it launched the Visita Iglesia website, where sick people who can't physically visit churches and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who can't go home, are provided with an online alternative to take part in a traditional visit to various churches during Holy Week.


The website features live streaming of the Holy Mass from selected churches, 14 featured churches for Visita Iglesia, and a 360-degree view of different churches across the country (Some of which were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda in 2013. Click here to take a tour of Palo Cathedral's 360 degrees view). Also included in the online site are Lenten catechisms facilitated by some Catholic priests discussing different religious topics such as the Passion of Christ and Pope Francis' message for this year's Lenten Season.




Here's the list of the 36 churches that you can view in a 360-degree perspective through the website:


1.    Immaculate Conception Church - Guian, Eastern Samar

2.    Santo Nino Church - Tacloban City

3.    Our Lady of Immaculate Conception - Baclayon, Bohol

4.    Palo Metropolitan Cathedral - Palo, LeytePalo_Cathedral.jpg

5.    Santissima Trinidad Church - Loay, Bohol


6.    Santa Cruz Parish Church - Maribojoc, Bohol

7.    Nuestra Senora de la Luz Parish - Loon, Bohol

8.    Church of San Pedro Apostol - Loboc, Bohol

9.    St. Bartholomew Parish - Nagcarlan, laguna

10. St. Augustine Parish - Cuyo Island, Palawan

11. San Pedro de Alcantara Church - Pakil, Laguna

12. Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene - Quaipo, Manila

13. San Juan Bautista Church - Tabaco City,Albay

14. St. Mary Magdalene Church - Magdalena, Laguna

15. Nuestra Senora dela Asuncion Church - Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur

16. Parish of St. Isidore the Worker, Navalas, Guimaras

17. St. John the Baptist Parish - Calamba Laguna

18. St. Anne Parish - Molo, Iloilo City

19. St. John the Baptist Parish - Liliw, Laguna

20. St. John of Sahagun Church 0 Tigbauan, Iloilo

21. St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral - Vigan, Ilocos Sur

22. Nuestra Senora dela Candelaria - Jaro, Iloilo City

23. Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva - Miag-ao, Iloilo

24. Shrine of Nuestra Senora de la Caridad - Bantay, Ilocos Sur


25. St. Catherine of Alexandra Church - Carcar, Cebu

26. Immaculate Conception Parish       

27. San Gregorio Magno Parish - Majayjay, Laguna

28. St. John the Baptist Parish - Badoc, Ilocos Norte

29. Nuestra Senora Patrocino de Maria Church - Boljoon, Cebu       

30. Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Parish - Malolos, Bulacan

31. Our lady of the Immaculate Conception - Baclayon, Bohol

32. St. James the Apostle Church - Paete, Laguna

33. Immaculate Conception Parish - Balayan, Batangas

34. San Carlos Borromeo Church - Batan, Batanes Islands

35. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish - Oslob, Cebu

36. San Jose de Ivana Church - Batan Island, Batanes


Photos from the Visita Iglesia website.

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