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7 go-to Manila churches for Visita Iglesia

A HOLY WEEK tradition among Filipino Roman Catholics is Visita Iglesia (visit churches). On that day Catholics visit seven (or more) churches to reflect and pray before the Blessed Sacrament in each church. Many residents of the metropolis opt to visit seven churches within the original city of Manila as they are not too far from each other.

More churches opening for Visita Iglesia in Intramuros

THE Intramuros Administration (IA) has arranged for nine churches, chapels, and prayer grounds to be open to pilgrims and tourists alike during Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday (April 18 to 20) this year. Last year, only seven venues were open during Holy Week. IA has worked to open two more sites this year, some located inside schools or government offices.

Free tours of cultural treasure during Visita Iglesia

CATHOLICS have an opportunity to inject some culture and art during Holy Week’s traditional Visita Iglesia by including the San Sebastian Basilica in their...