Churches in Philippines ‘go red’ for persecuted Christians

1. Among the notable churches that participated in Red Wednesday apart from the Manila Cathedral were the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage in Antipolo, The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan and the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace or more commonly known as the EDSA Shrine.

2. The Apostolic Nuncio-Designate to the Philippines Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia presided at the Mass in the Manila Cathedral at 5:30 p. m. The archbishop thanked God for the witness of all the martyrs, starting from the beginning of the Church, like Saint Cecilia, whose feast it was on Nov 22, up to now.

3. The Church in Philippines as a sign of solidarity with the millions of persecuted Christians all over the world, celebrated late afternoon Masses on Wednesday as part of the #RedWednesdayPH campaign.

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