Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Catholicism in the Philippines

“…500 years have passed since the Christian message first arrived in the Philippines. You received the joy of the Gospel... And this joy is evident in your people … We see it in your eyes, on your faces, in your songs and in your prayers. In the joy with which you bring your faith to other lands …”

~ Pope Francis said in his homily of the Mass at the Vatican on March 14, formally opening the yearlong celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of Catholicism’s arrival in the Philippines.

A country of 7,641 islands at the sea of southeast Asia with a population of 109 million, of which more than 10 million are migrants living in almost 100 countries across the world.

Why the Pope calls Filipinos “smugglers of faith”? What makes the local Church so unique?

What is the Catholic population in the country? How many dioceses, bishops are there?

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Archdiocese of Bangkok

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Cemetery

  • Bangkok Catholic Mission Cemetery, Sam Phran Nakhon Pathom

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Schools in Bangkok Archdiocese :
  • Schools run by Lay People:
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
  • Schools run by Women Religious:

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for immigrants and refugees:
  • Centers for job training:
  • Centers for victims of violence and for former prostitutes:
  • Homes for the elderly, disabled:
  • Hospitals:
  • Marriage counselling and family life centers:
  • Nurseries:
  • Orphanages and child welfare centers:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Administrative Committee
  • Catholic Education Committee
  • Committee for Finance and Property
  • Deanery Committee
  • Pastoral and Missionary Committee
  • Pastoral Council
  • Personnel Committee
  • Social Committee
  • The Secretariat Committee
  • Tribunal

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations - Archdiocesan Offices

  • Archdiocesan Pastoral Care and Mission:
    Evangelization, Mission, Youth, Laity, Catholic Business
    People Association, Mass Media, Interreligious Dialogue,
    Technology Mass Communications)
  • Ban Suan Joseph
  • Catholic Education
  • Church Personnel
  • Credit Union
  • Finance and Property
  • Pastoral Care for Tourism
  • Pastoral Training center "Baan Phu Waan"
  • Social Ministry (Social Development, Family Apostolate, Catholic Women)

Social Communications

  • Assumption Printing Press

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