THE Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila has put up a memorial wall dedicated to those who died from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
A report by cbcpnews.net quoted Quiapo Church parochial vicar Fr. Douglas Badong as saying that the names of those who died from Covid-19 may be written on the memorial wall, located near the front gate of the church facing Plaza Miranda.
Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Manila apostolic administrator, earlier suggested that parishes establish memorial walls for Covid-19 victims.
"A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them," Pabillo said in his pastoral instruction last month.
The Archdiocese of Manila is also set to hold a "Mass for the Dead" at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. Saturday, May 8. All priests of the archdiocese are expected to attend.
As of May 6, 2,032 people from the cities of Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay and San Juan under the Archdiocese of Manila had died from Covid-19. (HDT / SunStar Philippines)