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Quiapo church extends closure till January 26


The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Parish of St. John the Baptist, otherwise known as the Quiapo Church, will remain closed until Jan. 26 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila.

A transparent view of the Quiapo Church by way of Plaza Miranda. (File Picture by ED LUSTAN / INQUIRER.internet)

MANILA, Philippines — The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Parish of St. John the Baptist, in any other case referred to as the Quiapo Church, will stay closed till Jan. 26 because of the rising variety of COVID-19 instances in Metro Manila.

In an announcement on Fb, Rev. Msgr. Hernando Coronel introduced that the church will prolong its closure from January 13 to 26 “as a part of our efforts to curb the unfold of COVID-19.”

“On this regard, organizational work and different church-related actions that cater to the general public [are] suspended,” Coronel stated in an announcement.

Coronel, nevertheless, assured that Quiapo Church will proceed to host each day on-line lots and devotions dwell on its official social media accounts.

An intensive disinfection and sanitation of the church’s workplaces and premises will even be carried out.

This yr’s Feast of the Black Nazarene  or Traslacion was additionally suspended to forestall the additional unfold of COVID-19.

As of Thursday, the nation has now reached 3,092,427 confirmed instances of COVID-19, with 237,387 energetic instances of COVID-19.


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