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:  This is Probably the Best Solution to the Traffic Problem

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

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. ...
National Holiday on February 29-31, 2017 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through the Malacañang Palace speaker Ernesto Abella, officially announced the upcoming National Holiday on February 29 ...
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...
How to Make a Paper Parol in Easy Steps Making a snowflake paper parol is easy even if you have no experience making one with this video tutorial. This is perfect if you want to save ...
5 Facts About Christmas in the Philippines Christmas celebration in the Philippines is probably one of the most unique among Christian-dominated countries in the world. In fact, it is the o...
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
Who was Aurora Aragon Quezon? Aurora Aragon Quezon, was the wife of President Manuel L. Quezon (1935 to 1944). She was born on February 19, 1888 in Baler. Her maiden name...
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, ...

Leave a Reply