Military ordinariate bishop encourages faithful to visit pilgrim churches

Published May 31, 2021, 9:43 AM

by Christina Hermoso

Military Ordinariate of the Philippines Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio is encouraging the faithful to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the designated pilgrim churches in the country as the Catholic Church marks the Year of Saint Joseph and the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines.

Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio (Manila Bulletin File Photo)

The bishop said the faithful stand to gain countless blessings when they visit the jubilee churches including a plenary indulgence. They may also pray for an end to the pandemic when they visit the churches, he added.

“I am encouraging everyone to take the opportunity to visit the jubilee churches to gain a plenary indulgence and to pray for an end to the COVID-18 pandemic,” Florencio said over Radio Veritas.

The Military Ordinariate has three designated pilgrim churches: The Saint Ignatius Cathedral in Camp Aguinaldo, the St. Joseph Chapel in Camp Crame, and the Shrine of St. Therese in Pasay City.

There are more than 500 designated pilgrim churches around the country where pilgrims may gain a plenary indulgence.