Retired Bishop Teodoro Bacani of Novaliches, leads the baptism of 12 infants from poor communities in the Philippine capital on Jan. 12, the Feast of the Lord's Baptism. (Photo by Angie de Silva)
A Church-run radio station in the Philippines has launched a nationwide campaign among Catholics to mark their "Holy Birth Day."In Manila, 12 infants from poor communities in the capital were baptized on Jan. 12, the Feast of the Lord's Baptism, as part of the launch of the activity to promote the celebration of one's baptismal day.Retired Bishop Teodoro Bacani of Novaliches told parents to remind their children of the date of their baptism."Don't forget this day. Remind your child of this day," the bishop told parents of newly baptized children. "This day you were reborn as a son and daughter of God," said Bishop Bacani.Father Anton Pascual, president of Manila-based Radyo Veritas, a Chruch-run radio station, lamented that only a few Catholics know the date of their baptism.