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Webinar on Philippine Catholic Church history launched

Webinar on Philippine Catholic Church history launched

By Rommel F. Lopez

February 16, 2021

Manila, Philippines

A webinar series on the history of the Catholic Church of the Philippines was recently launched by the History Department of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

The “Philippine Church History Webinar Series” was launched Feb. 13 and to be held every Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, until April 17, 2021.

The UA&P said the event is their contribution to the nation’s celebration of the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The series is open to people who are interested in the history of the Church in our country.

The webinar series will examine and analyze the challenges and responses that the Church encountered as it expanded and developed throughout the Philippines.

The series will tackle the historical beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines from the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century, the spread of the faith throughout the archipelago, the attempts of the Church to establish footholds in neighboring territories and see how the Church faced various challenges in the local setting all the way until the 20th century.

The organizers said the speakers will use Jesuit Fr. John N. Schumacher books titled “Readings in Philippine Church History” and “Growth and Decline: Essays in Philippine Church History” as discussion material for the webinar.

Excerpts of the webinar will be made available soon in the CBCP Media Office YouTube channel, Faith Watch.

Interested participants can register here.

For inquiries, please email history@uap.asia or visit the UA&P History Department’s Facebook page.  

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