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Manila Cathedral unveils new logo

New badge symbolizes Marian devotion and endurance amid crises and calamities.

Published: December 11, 2017 08:06 AM GMT

Updated: December 11, 2017 11:45 AM GMT

Manila Cathedral unveils new logo

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, right, and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia attend the unveiling of the Manila Cathedral’s new logo, December 8, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CBCPNews)

The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Manila Cathedral, has a new logo to symbolize Marian devotion and endurance amid crises and calamities.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia unveiled the new logo on Dec. 8, during Manila Cathedral's 60th anniversary celebrations.

The logo is a crest with the upper half showing the facade of the front of the old cathedral that survived World War Two without a scratch despite heavy damage to the rest of the structure.

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The lower part features the moon and 12 stars and a sky blue background to symbolize devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary. 

The font used for the name of the cathedral, according to cathedral Vice Rector, Father Kali Pietre Llamado, is inspired by its Romanesque architecture and a nod to "our Mother Church".

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