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CBCP offers 'Visita Iglesia' online

MANILA, March 29 -The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has established a website for the Catholic faitful who could not physicallly performed visit the different famous churches in the National Capital Region (NCR)under the so-called "Visita Iglesia."

The public is advised if they want to experience online “Visita Iglesia,” they could visit www.cbcponline.net.

Upon visiting the website, the visitor or visitors could see the seven famous churches in the country including the the Manila Cathedral Basilica and San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila; Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila; San Lorenzo Ruiz Church and Santo Nino de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila; Nuestra Senora de Remedios in Malate, Manila; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine in Paranaque.

Aside from seeing the façade of the featured Churches and to complete the visita iglesia experience, the host also included the 14 Stations of the Cross with the corresponding prayer.

CBCP media director Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III, however, reminded the public that the portal should only serve as a substitute, especially for those people who really cannot visit churches for some valid reason.

“That should be taken as a substitute on an extreme situation that you cannot make it. Because some people might opt not to go to church since its available online,” he said.

Quitorio said: “There’s no liturgical activity that is not communitarian. But there are exceptions such as in the case of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working in a non-Catholic country,” said Quitorio.

It has been the tradition of Filipino Catholics to do the Visita Iglesia by visiting several churches, during Holy Thursday. (PNA)

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