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Manila Cathedral closed, to undergo repairs — archbishop By Efren B. Chavez 02/16/2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Manila Cathedral closed, to undergo repairs — archbishop

By Efren B. Chavez 02/16/2012

The historic Manila Cathedral will officially close indefinitely to give way to a structural retrofitting amid concerns that the “liquefaction” in the soil on which it stands could render it at risk in a strong earthquake, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) chief announced Monday.

At a press conference, newly appointed Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle said since last Tuesday the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception has been closed due to some structural concerns.

The 441-year-old church will not accept any bookings of weddings, christenings and funeral Masses for the next seven months or even one year..... MORE

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