‘Filipinos show Catholic faith’s universality’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Christianity was introduced in Asia 500 years ago after the arrival of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the Philippine archipelago. And 500 years since Magellan came, Filipinos have been hailed for bringing the…

We will go hungry — Sto. Niño vendors affected by Quincentennial Celebrations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vendors whose daily sustenance is reliant on their day-to-day profit will be the silent sufferers through the grand celebration of the First Baptism in the country. In their eyes, they will be…

Cebu City motorists warned of road closures, no parking zones on April 14

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorists here are reminded of road closures and no parking zones to be implemented on April 14, 2021, for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the first baptism in the country. Since…

No more than 10 bishops to attend baptism reenactment in Cebu 

Morexette Marie Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—No more than 10 bishops, including the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, will be attending the ceremonial reenactment of the first baptism in Cebu this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, church officials announced.  Organizers of the…

Cebu City seeks holiday for April 14

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/09/2021

The area near the Magellan’s Cross will host the reenactment of the First Baptism in the country which happened 500 years ago on April 14. | CDN Digital file photo CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City…

Church starts 200-day online countdown to Christianity’s quincentenary celebration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Roman Catholic Church here in Cebu have started the 200-day countdown for the quincentenary celebration of Christianity. The Archdiocese of Cebu, through an online briefing on Saturday, September 26, kicked off the…

Archdiocese of Cebu to highlight first baptism in 2021 quincentennial celebrations

Rosalie Abatayo 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first Catholic baptism, which took place in Cebu, will highlight the Archdiocese of Cebu’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity this 2021. The Archdiocese will baptize 500 children…

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