By Marisol Bo-oc |10:44 PM November 20, 2021

The Our Lady of Light Parish in Loon town now has a spiritual bond of affinity to the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major), the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome.

This was proclaimed during solemn ceremonies and a Eucharistic celebration presided by Tagbilaran Bishop Abet Uy
on Saturday night, November 20.

The Vatican has established a “bond of spiritual affinity” between the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome and two parish churches in Bohol province.

This means that Catholics can make a pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Light Parish-Loon and enjoy all the spiritual benefits as if they were able to pray at the papal basilica.

The special bond also means that special indulgences attached to the basilica can be obtained, under the same conditions, at the two churches under the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

This year, the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Extremadura in Loboc town and the Assumption of Our Lady Shrine Parish-Dauis were also granted the same spiritual relationship with the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

By Bohol Island News

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