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What's the quincentennial all about?
What events will be held?
What do you know about the year 1521?
Pia Ranada September 11, 2019

Most Filipinos, indeed most people, likely recall this as the year Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan "discovered" a group of islands that would one day be called the Philippines.
The 1521 Battle of Mactan and pre-colonial history will be the highlight of the Philippines' commemoration of the first circumnavigation of the world

Sarangani town puts marker where Magellan’s surviving crew dropped anchor 500 years ago
Aquiles Z. Zonio February 13, 2021
GLAN, SARANGANI PROVINCE – A historical marker will be installed here on a hill overlooking Nanga cove of Purok Mabuhay in the coastal village of Batulaki where the surviving crew of Magellan, by then led by Sebastian El Cano, dropped anchor on October 26, 1521.

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Philippine Church releases logo for 500 years of Christianity
23 September 2019

Christianity was brought to the Philippines in 1521 when the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, landed there, heading a Spanish expedition in his bid to reach the East Indies, sailing west.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released the official theme and logo for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country which will be marked in 2021

Marking Christianity's 5th centenary in the Philippines is not just an ecclesial celebration, but also a celebration of who we are as a people and nation
A government leader can regard this as purely a celebration for the Catholic Church which does not concern the State. After all, there is a constitutional separation of the Church and State.

New Mactan bridge to light crosses for quincentennial on April 15
Mar 22, 2021 Ryan Macasero
The new Mactan Bridge, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway, will officially light its crosses on April 15 after a ceremony to commemorate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.

Faithful encouraged to join Pope Francis’ mass for 500 years of Christianity in PH today
March 14, 2021 Christina Hermoso
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is encouraging the faithful to join Pope Francis at 5 p.m. today, March 14, as the Pontiff celebrates the Holy Mass for the commemoration of the 500 years of Christianity in the country.
The Holy Father will be joined by Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the pope’s vicar of Rome, in the Eucharistic celebration.

Gift of faith - 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines
Robin Gomes 13 March 2021
Archbishop Romulo Valles highlights the 5th centenary celebration of the Christian faith in the Philippines, which will be officially inaugurated on Easter Sunday. Pope Francis is anticipating the occasion with a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Sunday, 14 March.
Pope Francis will mark 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines with a Holy Mass on Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica. Due to the pandemic, only a limited number of faithful will be allowed at the 10 am (Rome time) Mass on 14 March.

Filipinos to gift Pope Francis with painting for the 500 YOC celebration
March 11, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The chaplain of the Filipino community in Rome said Filipinos will gift Pope Francis with a painting in celebration of the 500 years of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.

Pope Francis to grant indulgence to church pilgrims
Philippine Daily Inquirer March 06, 2021
In line with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence to Catholics who make a pilgrimage to at least one of the jubilee churches.

Prelate says Mass of Pope Francis in the Vatican for 500 YOC in PH shows his deep affection for the country
March 5, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
For Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, the Mass of Pope Francis in the Vatican for the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines shows his “deep affection” to the country.

Pope grants plenary indulgence for 500th year of Christianity in PH
March 5, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Pope Francis has issued a decree granting a jubilee year with the inherent plenary indulgence for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.

Pope grants indulgence to visitors of 500 Jubilee Churches in Philippines
Mar 4, 2021 Paterno R. Esmaquel II
Pope Francis is granting a plenary indulgence to Filipinos visiting any of 500 Jubilee Churches to mark 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines this 2021, the Vatican announced.
In Catholic belief, an indulgence is a special blessing that removes God's punishment for sins that have already been forgiven. When an indulgence is "plenary," it involves the total removal of punishment, as opposed to a partial indulgence.

Pope Francis declares special Jubilee Year in Cebu for quincentennial
Mar 2, 2021 Ryan Macasero
Cebu's celebration of 500 years of Christianity begins on April 4
Pope Francis on Monday evening, March 1 Philippine time, granted a request by the Archdiocese of Cebu declaring a Special Jubilee Year in Cebu for the quincentennial celebration of Christianity.

Archdiocese of Manila launches 500 Years Mission Cross
February 5, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
The launch of the Archdiocese of Manila’s local celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines this Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros will also be highlighted with the wearing of the Mission Cross.

500 years of Christianity in PH: Only 300 guests allowed physically in events
Dale G. Israel February 02, 2021
CEBU CITY: The celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Church’s biggest celebration in the country, would have only 300 guests physically present in public events in April.

Jubilee churches to be named in various Catholic dioceses
January 28, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Catholic dioceses will have Jubilee churches as part of the celebration of the 500 years of Christianity here in the Philippines.

Talks for Sinulog contingents to dance during Quincentennial anniversary ongoing
Delta Dyrecka Letigio January 21, 2021
Discussions about allowing the Sinulog contingents to perform during the Quincentennial Anniversary of the Arrival of Christianity is ongoing.

500 years of Christianity in PH: Rosary made of 3,000 solar-powered lights to take center stage
Jodee A. Agoncillo January 04, 2021
The world’s largest lighted rosary, powered by the sun, would be installed in Luneta Park in celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines on Tuesday Jan. 5.

Palma: Papal Nuncio to attend launch of Christianity’s quincentenary celebrations
Futch Anthony Inso December 28,2020
The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, is expected to attend the launching of the 500 years celebration of Christianity here in Cebu on April 14, 2021.

How to mark the 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines
December 24, 2020
Why is there not much hoopla about the coming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first Mass and baptism in the Philippines? There even seems to be confusion on how exactly to call the anniversary: the arrival of Christianity, anniversary of Christianization, first proclamation of the Gospel, etc.?

Philippine Church dedicates 2021 pastoral year to missionary renewal
Vatican News 27 November 2020
In 2021, the Philippine Church marks 500 years of the arrival of the Gospel in the land. The Philippine bishops have chosen, “Missio ad Gentes”, as the theme of the pastoral year 2021.
It was on March 31, 1521, that the Eucharist was first celebrated on Philippine soil on the island of Limasawa, south of Leyte. Since 2012, the Catholic Church in the Philippines has been on a 9-year preparation for the 2021 5th centenary, with each year focussing on a specific theme and aspect of the Church and faith life.

COVID-19 forces bishops to postpone quincentennial celebration of Christianity in PH
September 24, 2020 Leslie Aquino
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church has decided to prolong by one year the quincentennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
The supposed culminating activity in April, 2021 would now be the launch of a year-long celebration that will end in April, 2022

Christianity in PH’s 500th year to be marked despite pandemic – CBCP 
July 18, 2020, Christina Hermoso
The celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines will push through as scheduled next year despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Archdiocese of Cebu unveils calendar of events for 500YOC
Morexette Marie B. Erram March 16,2021

The Archdiocese of Cebu on Tuesday, March 16, has unveiled the schedule of activities and events for the celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines.

Papal Nuncio to Church on 500th anniversary of the celebration of the first Holy Mass in the PH: ‘Go forth’, become a community of authentic missionary disciples
March 31, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino

Five hundred years after the first Mass was offered in the country, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles John Brown said the Church in the Philippines is invited anew to “go forth” and become a community of authentic missionary disciples.

Pope Francis hails Filipinos for ‘smuggling’ faith
Meg Adonis March 15, 2021
In a Mass led by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday to mark the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle thanked him and the Catholic Church for sharing their faith, a gift that has helped Filipinos endure all hardships, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prelate says Pope Francis’ statement that Filipino women are ‘smugglers’ of faith, a testament of how OFWs practice, live their faith
March 15, 2021, Leslie Ann Aquino
For an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, Pope Francis’ statement that Filipino women are ‘smugglers’ of faith was a testament of how overseas Filipino workers practice and live their faith.

Pope hails Filipinos: ‘Thank you for the joy you bring to the world’
Mar 14, 2021 Paterno R. Esmaquel II
'This joy is evident in your people: We see it in your eyes, on your faces, in your songs, and in your prayers,' Pope Francis tells Filipinos on the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines
Pope Francis hailed Filipinos, especially migrant workers, on Sunday, March 14, as he led a historic Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica to celebrate the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines.

Pope Francis thanks Filipinos for the joy they bring to the world, Christian communities; says Filipino women in Rome are ‘smugglers’ of faith
March 14, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Pope Francis thanked Sunday, March 14, the Filipino people for the joy they bring to the whole world and Christian communities.

Pope Francis to Filipinos: Joy in Christian Gospel is evident
CDN Digital March 14, 2021
Pope Francis on March 14, 2021 celebrates the Holy Mass in celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines.
Pope Francis on Sunday afternoon, urged Filipino Catholics to continue spreading the word of God.

Pope Francis thanks Filipinos for the joy they bring to the world, Christian communities
March 14, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Pope Francis thanked on Sunday, March 14, the Filipino people for the joy they bring to the whole world and Christian communities.

Cardinal Tagle expresses gratitude for Pope’s Philippines Mass
Vatican News March 14, 2021
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle thanks Pope Francis in the name of all Filipinos at the end of Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines. Look the FULL TEXT: Cardinal Tagle's message to Pope Francis in Mass for Philippines . Here is the full text, as translated from the original Italian.

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LIVESTREAMS: Pope Francis’ Vatican Mass for 500th year of Christianity in PH
The Mass for the Philippines led by Pope Francis at 5 pm (Manila time) on Sunday, March 14. The Mass is held right at Saint Peter’s Basilica.
No less than Pope Francis, fondly called “Lolo Kiko” by Filipinos, is leading a Mass in Vatican City to celebrate the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines. The Holy Father will be joined by Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the pope’s vicar of Rome, in the Eucharistic celebration.
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Homily of Pope Francis on the 500th year of Christianity in PH
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Cardinal Tagle thanks Pope Francis on behalf of Filipinos
FULL TEXT: Cardinal Tagle's message to Pope Francis in Mass for Philippines . Here is the full text, as translated from the original Italian.

The Video: RE-ENACTMENT FIRST EASTER MASS IN THE PHILIPPINES, 500 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Mar 31, 2021 CEBU NEWS

Holy Mass for the 500th Anniversary of the Evangelization of the Philippines
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2021.03.14 , Holy Mass for the Filipino Community, Pope Francis highlights
Mar 14, 2021 Devin Watkins - with video

Papal Mass booklet for 500 years of Christianity in the PH released by Vatican
March 13, 2021 Analou De Vera
A Mass booklet was released by the Vatican to mark the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines and will be used for the Papal Mass on Sunday, March 14.
“Published by the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, the booklet contains texts and songs in Italian, English, Filipino, Cebuano and Latin

Cebuano songs to be featured in Papal Mass for 500YOC
Morexette Marie B. Erram March 14, 2021
Cebuano songs to be featured in Papal Mass for 500YOC
Pope Francis will preside on Sunday, March 14 (5 p.m. Philippine Standard Time), the Holy Mass in celebration of the quincentenary arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
And the Papal Mass today will feature Cebuano songs, including the Cebuano hymn in honor of its patron saint, the Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu.
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Misa ni Pope Francis para sa ika-500 anibersaryo ng Kristiyanismo sa PH
Mar 13, 2021 ABS-CBN News

Ito ay sa kabila ng paghihigpit sa Italy dahil sa muling pagtaas ng COVID-19 cases sa bansa.
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Pope Francis, binigyang basbas ang Cebu Archdiocesena nagdedeklara Special Jubilee Year
Mar 2, 2021 ABS-CBN News
Binigyang basbas ni Pope Francis ang Archdiocese na magdeklarang Special Jubilee Year simula ngayong taon hanggang 2022. Ito ay dahil sa selebrasyon ng ika-500taong selebrasyon ng Kristiyaniso sa Pilipinas.

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456th Kaplag Mass April 19-28, 2021
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IN PHOTOS: 500th Anniversary of the First Baptism
Cebu on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, led the nationwide celebrations of the quincentenary of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines as it commemorated the first baptism that took place in the country.
The actor from the San Diego Dance Company portraying Ferdinand Magellan during the ceremonial reenactment of the first baptism that took place in the Philippines
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, local and national government officials allowed organizers from the Roman Catholic church here to proceed with the 500 Years of Christianity (500 YOC) celebrations but subject to restrictions.
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Declaration of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasure

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu Apr 14, 2021

Cebu holds reenactment of First Baptism with face shields and masks
Morexette Marie Erram April 14,2021

Years of preparations and rehearsals have finally come to fruition on Wednesday, April 14, as Cebu culminated the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC).
Dozens witnessed the reenactment of the first baptism held in the country in front of Magellan’s Cross in Plaza Sugbo, downtown Cebu City.

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LOOK: Cebu City unveils restored Pigafetta monument in time for quincentennial
Apr 14, 2021 John Sitchon

Antonio Pigafetta
c. 1491 – c. 1531 was an Italian scholar and explorer. He joined the expedition to the Spice Islands led by explorer Ferdinand Magellan under the flag of King Charles I of Spain and after Magellan's death in the Philippines Islands, the subsequent voyage around the world. During the expedition, he served as Magellan's assistant and kept an accurate journal, which later assisted him in translating the Cebuano language. It is the first recorded document concerning the language.

The 41-year-old monument pays homage to the famous chronicler who documented the voyage of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan

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CHRONOS ET CAIROS 500 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY DANCE DRAMA AT AYALA CENTER CEBU
Apr 12 - 13, 2021 CEBU NEWS
God's time in Philippine Liturgical Seasons
Church christens 100 infants for 500 YOC
Morexette Marie B. Erram April 11,2021 - with Video
The Roman Catholic Church here on Sunday, April 11, welcomed 100 infants into their fold.
The event, which took place at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is part of the nationwide celebrations for the 500 Years of Christianity (500 YOC).
It also marked the first day of the church’s Triduum leading to the ceremonial reenactment of the first baptism
Cebu City remembers Rajah Humabon
Delta Dyrecka Letigio April 07, 2021
The Cebu City government remembered on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Rajah Humabon, who was the King of Cebu at the time of the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.
Vice Mayor Michael Rama led the wreath-laying ceremony of the Rajah Humabon marker along P. Burgos Street, as part of the Quincentennial Anniversary of the Battle of Mactan and the Arrival of Christianity in the Philippines

The Video: HIGHLIGHTS SA WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY SA MONUMENTO NI RAJA HUMABON SA PLAZA HAMABAR
Apr 8, 2021 CEBU NEWS

Bishops open Jubilee Doors to mark 500 years of Christianity in PH
Apr 4, 2021 Paterno R. Esmaquel II
Pope Francis is granting a plenary indulgence, a remission of punishment for sins, to Catholics who visit any of 500 Jubilee Churches until April 22, 2022
“Open the gates of justice. We shall enter and give thanks to the Lord.”
Having pronounced these words, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, who was outside the Manila Cathedral, took a hammer from a priest and used it to knock a bronze door thrice – twice on the right, once on the left.
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April 4, 2021 Opening of the 500 Years of the Introduction of Christianity in the Philippines
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

Cebu officially starts 500 Years of Christianity celebrations
Morexette Marie B. Erram April 04, 2021
500 Years of Christianity starts: Palma: Papal Nuncio to attend launch of Christianity's quincentenary celebrations
Years of preparations have finally come to a fruition as Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 4, officially began the celebrations for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC).

IN PHOTOS: 500 YOC in Cebu kicks off
The Cebu leg of the nationwide quincentenary celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines has officially begun.

As 500 YOC celebration starts, Catholics told to share love, comfort
Morexette Marie B. Erram April 05, 2021
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Cebuano Catholics to continue to spread the word of God and to share comfort, forgiveness, and love to others.

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Pope sends message for the 500th anniversary of the evangelization of the Philippines
Apr 4, 2021 Vatican News - English
Pope Francis highlights three mysteries of the Catholic faith which are part of the Christian roots of the Filipino people: Nazareth, the Cross and Pentecost.

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Pope Francis tells Filipino faithful to keep moving forward in faith
Vatican News 04 April 2021
Pope Francis highlights three mysteries of faith - Nazareth, the Cross and Pentecost - in a video message marking the 500th anniversary of the first preaching of the Gospel in the Philippines.

Pope Francis tells Filipinos to 'give thanks for the gift of faith' as PH celebrates 500 years of Christianity
CNN Philippines, April 4
Pope Francis delivered a message for Filipinos on Sunday, as the country officially started the year-long celebration of the quincentennial of Christianity in the country.

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Pope delivers message to Pinoy's as PH marks 500 years of Christianity
Apr 7, 2021 CNN Philippines
Pope Francis calls on Filipinos to 'give thanks for the gift of faith' as the country commemorates 500 years of Christianity.
Crissy Dimatulac tells us how devotees are keeping the faith during this crisis.
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Live Christ, Share Christ | #500YOC​ Jubilee Song
Apr 2, 2021 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines
Music by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab
Lyrics by Archbishop Socrates Villegas
Arranged by Marvin Querido
Vocal Coach Brenan Espartinez
Mixing and Mastering Engineer: Marvin Querido
Recording Studio: OnQ
Produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation for CBCP Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Montemaria Asia Pilgrims, Inc

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Misa, idinaos para sa ika-500 anibersaryo ng unang Easter Mass sa bansa
Mar 31, 2021 ABS-CBN News

Nagsagawa ng Pontifical Mass sa Magallanes Shrine sa Limasawa Island bilang pagdiriwang sa ika-500 anibersaryo ng kauna-unahang Easter Mass sa bansa.

First Easter Sunday mass was held in Limasawa
August 20, 2020 Hanah Tabios

After decades of debate, the long-standing issue of the exact location of the Easter Sunday Mass celebrated by Fr. Pedro Valderama during the Magellan-Elcano expedition on March 31, 1521 was finally resolved by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Download the article

The Video: RE-ENACTMENT FIRST EASTER MASS IN THE PHILIPPINES, 500 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Mar 31, 2021 CEBU NEWS

500 years since first Mass in the Philippines
Devin Watkins 31 March 2021
The Church marks the 500th anniversary of the first Mass in the Philippines, as Catholics gear up for a year-long jubilee of celebrations under the theme “Gifted to Give”.

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We Give our Yes - Year of the Mission Theme Song
Mar 22, 2021 Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

Lima ka gatos nga katuigan
Pagtuong nadawat ta’s dakong grasya
Misyon karon nga atong gasa...
Sa misyon mo O Dios, tubagon ta!

Yes to your mission, Lord
WE GIVE OUR YES!

List of Jubilee Churches as PH marks 500 years of Christianity
Mar 6, 2021

Pilgrims who will visit these 'Jubilee Churches' during the celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines will be granted plenary indulgences

13 ‘Holy Doors’ in Cebu opened
Dale G. Israel April 11, 2021
Holy Doors, SYMBOL OF FAITH The Magellan’s Cross at the compound of Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño in Cebu City symbolizes Christianity that Portuguese and Spanish explorers brought to the Philippines almost 500 years ago.
“Holy doors” in 13 historic churches in Cebu were opened on Easter Sunday to mark the start of the year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the country.
Anyone who passes through the Holy Doors, and has recently gone to confession, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the intercession of the Holy Father and the Church will receive plenary indulgence or complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sins, according to Rev. Fr. Glenn Therese Guanzon, chairperson of the committee on liturgy of the Cebu archdiocese.
SANTO NIÑO AT 500 YEARS
This 2021, the Philippines and its entire Catholic community will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the image of Sto. Niño in Cebu. The Augustinians, caretakers of the icon of the Holy Child, the Basilica, and our Christian community are looking forward to this quincentennial commemoration of the abiding presence of the Father in our journey of faith.

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Cebu Basilica church, Santo Niño image to be declared ‘National Cultural Treasures’
February 9, 2021 Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu and the image of the Santo Niño de Cebu will be declared as “National Cultural Treasure” by the National Museum of the Philippines this April, in time with the celebration of the “500 Years of Christianity” in the country.

Nat’l Museum to declare Basilica, image of Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures
Futch Anthony Inso February 10,2021
The National Museum of the Philippines will declare the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures.

Archdiocese of Manila scraps fees for baptisms, Mass intentions
Mar 25, 2021 Paterno R. Esmaquel II

'Let this be one of the legacies of our quincentennial celebration for the arrival of the Christian faith in our country,' says the activist Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila
The Archdiocese of Manila took a bold move on Thursday, March 25, and abolished fixed rates for baptisms, confirmations, and Mass intentions, giving teeth to one of the long-envisioned reforms in the Philippine Catholic Church.

CBCP admits colonial roots of Christian faith in Philippines
Mar 23, 2021 Robbin M. Dagle

Colonialism might have been the way Spain introduced Christianity to the Philippines, but through faith Filipinos learned to reject the “cross of oppression” for the “the true cross of liberty,” the country’s Catholic bishops said.

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