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2 Bohol churches get affinity bond with papal basilica

2 Bohol churches get affinity bond with papal basilica

The Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Italy. PHOTO BY ROY LAGARDE

By CBCP News

October 5, 2021

Tagbilaran City, Bohol

The Vatican has established a “bond of spiritual affinity” between the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome and two parish churches in Bohol province.

This means that Catholics can make a pilgrimage to the Assumption of Our Lady Shrine Parish-Dauis and the Our Lady of Light Parish-Loon and enjoy all the spiritual benefits as if they were able to pray at the papal basilica.

The special bond also means that special indulgences attached to the basilica can be obtained, under the same conditions, at the two churches under the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

The information was posted by the Dauis Church on its Facebook page on Sunday, October 3.

The diocese has yet to announce the official declaration of this affiliation.

In April this year, the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Extremadura in Loboc town was also granted the same spiritual relationship with the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

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