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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 Gandhinagar

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Archdiocese of Gandhinagar
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Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujarat state and one of the greenest cities in the world. The Church in Gandhinagar is relatively new with almost all the Christians being second or first generation. The Catholics here are mainly migrants and work in the government sector. The Unteshwari Mata shrine, one of the Marian shrines here, is a pilgrimage center where thousands throng for its annual dance festival.

Language

Gujarati is the main language spoken. Along with it, Bhili, English, Konkani, Malayalam and Tamil are in use.

Climate

Gandhinagar's temperature is always two to three degrees lower than its neighbouring districts.

Topography

Spread around 29,942 square kilometres, the diocese covering districts of Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.

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