THE entire Philippines has been granted a jubilee year of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country.

Pope Francis has named 537 Jubilee churches in the Philippines. Of the 537, 13 are located in Cebu. These churches are open until April 22, 2021.

A pilgrim visiting any of the 13 Jubilee churches in Cebu will be granted a plenary indulgence, which is a special blessing from God that removes punishment for one's sins.

In visiting a Jubilee Church, the faithful must pray "for the fidelity of the Filipinos to their Christian calling, for the increase of priestly and religious vocations, and for the defense of the family."

Explore this interactive map showing the 13 jubilee churches in Cebu.

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(SunStar Cebu)