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Biñan Church now a diocesan shrine

Founded in 1637 by the Augustinians, the Biñan shrine is celebrating its 385 years as a community of faith

Batangas, Iloilo elevate 2 churches as archdiocesan shrines

Two churches in Batangas and Iloilo provinces were elevated to archdiocesan shrine status in honor of the Holy Child Jesus

Petition to declare Biñan church as diocesan shrine approved

The San Isidro Labrador Parish Church, which houses a centuries-old dark wood image of the saint, will be the 8th shrine in the diocese

2 Zambales parish churches declared diocesan shrines

The Diocesan Shrine of San Andres in Masinloc town was elevated during Mass presided over by Bishop Bartolome Santos Jr. on November 30

Manila’s Sta. Ana Church elevated to ‘national shrine’ status

The parish in Santa Ana is the first Franciscan Mission established outside Manila in 1578

Pope Francis declares Sinait Church in Ilocos Sur province a minor...

The announcement coincided with the opening of the church’s “Jubilee Door” and three years since the parish was declared a shrine

Tagbilaran cathedral in central Philippine island of Bohol declared diocesan shrine

The cathedral parish is one of the first six parishes founded by Jesuit missionaries to Bohol province in 1595

New book on shrines, pilgrimages launched

The book contains a comprehensive documentation of cathedrals, minor basilicas, national shrines and churches

Philippines’ first St. Paul of the Cross parish declared diocesan shrine

The shrine holds the distinction of being the only parish dedicated to a male patron saint in the Diocese of Antipolo

Marikina church elevated to diocesan shrine

To be a diocesan shrine, a church must be a place of historical significance, prayer, and pilgrimage for a special reason of piety

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