MANILA, March 17, 2015—Church-run Radyo Veritas and the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) are to team up anew for the annual Penitential Walk set on April 3 in pious observance of Good Friday.
According to Br. Clifford Sorita, consultant to the Catholic radio station, the event themed “The Poor in the Experience of Calamities and for Peace” prospective participants must arm themselves spiritually for the activity in order by offering their sacrifices for this year’s intention on behalf of the Filipino poor in the context of the recent calamities, as well as for lasting peace in the country.
He explained that just like in 2014, the forthcoming penitential walk will trace the traditional 7 kilometer route, starting from the San Juan de Dios Hospital grounds in Pasay City at roughly 4 a.m., ending at the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) in Intramuros, where Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle is expected to welcome the pilgrims and give them his benediction.
Sorita added the event draws inspiration from the “richness of Filipino experience” during Holy Week.
Based on data, at least 10,000 individuals took part in the first penitential walk held last year dubbed “Good Friday, Good Weather,” which also launched Radyo Veritas’ “No Meat Friday” campaign. (Raymond A. Sebastián/CBCP News)