Exhibit features history of Manila archdiocese

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MANILA, Sept. 24, 2016— A local exhibit set in one of the most iconic sites in Old Manila offers a glimpse into the history of the Archdiocese of Manila.

Opened this week at the archdiocese’s museum, the exhibit is located at the third floor of the Arzobispado de Manila in Intramuros and is open during weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will run until November 2016.

The history exhibit is divided into six parts:

  • The Introduction of Christianity, 1521-1570;
  • Early Evangelization, 1570-1650;
  • Evangelization in an Established Church, 1650-1770;
  • Towards the end of an era, 1770-1898;
  • Adjusting to a new order, 1898-1945; and
  • Under the local hierarchy, 1945-2015

Organizers said it aims to encourage the faithful to go on a pilgrimage in time as well as to re-live the history of the archdiocese.

Through this collection, the Archdiocese of Manila Museum presents the story of the local Church of Manila, dating from the arrival of Christianity to the Philippines in the 16th century to the establishment of churches, convents, schools, and hospitals to the emergence of a Church with native leaders.

The director of the Archdiocesan Museum is Fr. Albert Flores.

For inquiries on the exhibit, interested parties may call the museum at (02) 524-5062. (CBCPNews) 

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