6 Facts about Catholicism in the Philippines

tondo-church
Photo by bleak!

The origin of Catholicism in the Philippines dates back in 1521 when Fernando de Magallanes landed in Cebu. Although, Christianity has already been in the country years before when Arab Christian traders came to do business.

1. Philippines has the third largest Catholic population in the world. Roughly, there are about 81 million Catholics in the Philippines, third behind Brazil (first) and Mexico (second).

2. Pope Francis popularity in the Philippines.
– 95% of Filipino Catholics view the pope favorably.
– 56% of all Filipinos view the pope very favorably.

3. Lorenzo Ruiz is the First Filipino saint. Originally from Binondo, Manila. He was martyred in Nagasaki, Japan on September 29, 1637.

4. 85.5% of Filipinos are Christians.
– 80.1% Roman Catholic
– 1.8% Evangelical
– 0.7% Iglesia ni Cristo
– 1.1% Aglipayan
– 2.2% other Christian denominations (Baptist, Pentecostal, Anglican, Methodist, and Seventh Day Adventist)

READ:  Number of Fake War Medals of Ferdinand Marcos

5. Philippine Independent Church or the Aglipayan Church is basically a Catholic Church but no longer under the Roman Catholic since 1902.

6. The Basilica del Santo Niño in Cebu City is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Philippines. The basilica was finished on 1565 under Frays Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A. and Diego de Herrera, O.S.A

Anong masasabi mo? 🙂

Related Post

Top 20 Most Common first names in the Philippines This is a 2005 survey of the NSO-Office of the Civil Registrar General which collected 1,688,918 copies of birth certificates from Local Civil Regis...
This is Probably the Best Solution to the Traffic ... Photo credits to Roy Patrick Tan The usual solutions that our government uses to solve the traffic problem are 'build more infrastructures such as...
Full name of Pnoy or Noynoy The full name of the present president of the Republic of the Philippines (2010 - 2016). Answer: Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
5 facts about Valentines Day Valentines is probably one of the top most celebrated "holidays" in the world. Filipinos in the Philippines celebrate Valentines Day like the Wester...
Revisiting the town MILF terrorists attacked in 20... I was based in Manila when the Moro Islamic Liberation Front terrorists attacked the innocent civilians in Lapayan, Lanao del Norte on August 18, ...
How to apply for a student driver permit in the Ph... The legal and sensible way before getting a regular driver's license is to have a student driver permit first. A student permit is basically a lic...
Pupil takes his baby brother to classroom An elementary teacher in J. Blanco Elementary School in South Cotabato, posted a photo of one of her pupil who takes a younger brother to class. ...

Leave a Reply