Famous Churches – Quiapo Church, Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene,Philippines


Quiapo Church, Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene

Officially known as Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quiapo Church  is a Roman Catholic church located in the District of Quiapo, Manila, Philippines. It is one of the most well known churches in the country. Nazarene, a much acclaimed statue of Jesus Christ which many people believe has miraculous attributes is placed in this Church. After the original Mexican Baroque, was burned down in 1928, the church was painted to cream color. In 1984, it was expanded to its current form so that it can accommodate thousands of more devotees. The Church belongs to the Archdiocese of Manila and it is also known as St. John the Baptist Parish.  The Church was burned and destroyed many times and rebuilt again.

1603  –  The Church of light materials was burned due to the rebellion of the Chinese.

1645  –   The Church was destroyed due to strong earthquake.

1791   –  The Church was burned.

1863 –   Church together with many buildings and Manila Cathedral were demolished.

1929  –   Church was destroyed by fire and construction began, as per plans of architect Juan Nakpil

1984 –     Under the supervision of Msgr. Jose C. Abriol the church was remodeled by Arch. Jose Ma. Zaragoza and Engr. Eduardo A. Santiago. Blessed by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin on September 28, 1987.

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