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Philippines Marks 500 Years of Christianity

Alan Holdren
A Santo Niño (Holy Child) statue is seen inside the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, in Palo, Philippines, Jan. 17, 2015. This year Filipino Catholics celebrate 500 years of the arrival of the Christian faith in their country.

Beginning on Easter Sunday, Asia’s most Catholic country will commemorate the arrival of the faith in their nation.