The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Mission is inviting the faithful to join its virtual pilgrimage to the designated pilgrim churches in different parts of the country.
Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa, Palawan Bishop Socrates Mesiona, chairman of the CBCP commission said, the holding of the Visita Iglesia, A Virtual Pilgrimage is in line with the country’s observance of the 500 years of Christianity this year at a time of pandemic.
The virtual pilgrimage begins today, May 8, at 10 a.m. and may be viewed through the Facebook page of the CBCP-ECM and on TV Maria. It will be held every first Saturday of the month.
“I am inviting the faithful to join this online pilgrimage as we celebrate the 500 years of Christianity in the country. You may join us through the Facebook page of the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Mission and on TV Maria every first Saturday of the month starting today, May 8, at 10 a.m.,” Mesiona said over Radio Veritas.
The Visita Iglesia, A Virtual Pilgrimage will feature the designated pilgrim churches in the country in partnership with the Association of Catholic Shrines and Pilgrimages of the Philippines. More than 500 churches around the country had been designated pilgrim churches where pilgrims may gain a plenary indulgence.