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Pope Francis designates first minor basilica in Nueva Ecija

The shrine, known canonically as the Three Kings Parish, was founded by the Augustinian missionaries in 1595

St. Dominic church in Pangasinan declared minor basilica

A minor basilica is a special designation conferred on churches from the Vatican

Pasig diocese celebrates first minor basilica

The shrine was formally declared a minor basilica during Mass presided over by Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines

250-year-old church in Pangasinan gets minor basilica status

Basilicas are assigned by the pope to certain Catholic churches because of their antiquity and historical significance as centers of worship

Vatican designates Taguig Church a minor basilica

The parish last year petitioned the Vatican to grant the old church with the title and dignity of minor basilica

Sinait Church in Ilocos Sur province formally elevated to minor basilica

Churches with the title of minor basilica are marked in a special way by their connection to the pope and the Church of Rome

Bulacan’s La Purisima Concepción Church formally declared minor basilica

The Sta. Maria church is the second minor basilica in the Malolos diocese after the historic Malolos Cathedral

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

Pope Francis declares Bulacan’s La Purisima Concepcion Church as minor basilica

The church is home to the image of La Purisima Concepcion de Santa Maria, which received canonical coronation on February 1, 2020

Bishop urges faithful to visit ‘places of healing’ during pandemic

Those who are “inclined to complain in desperation” should visit a church, which is “a place of rest and healing for the troubled souls”

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