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WATCH: Parish churches simultaneously ring bells amid COVID-19 crisis

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 04:04 PM April 08, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Parish churches all over the country simultaneously rang their bells on Wednesday, which signaled the start of a televised Inter-faith prayer against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bells rang at exactly 3 p.m. on April 8, Holy Wednesday, which later led to the start of the Inter-faith prayer organized by the government, through the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Among those that participated were:

St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face Parish in Barangay Talisay, Lipa City, Batangas

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Simultaneous Tolling of Bells | Holy Wednesday | April 08, 2020 | 3 PMWe are one with the whole country in the Inter-Faith Prayer — BUKLURANG PANALANGIN NG PAGKAKAISA PARA SUGPUIN ANG COVID-19. 🙏🏻

Posted by St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face Parish -Talisay, Lipa City on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu

Simulatenus ringing of bell

Simultaneous Ringing of Church Bells

Posted by Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Sto. Rosario Parish Church in Dampalit, Malabon

Simultaneous ringing of the bells to signal the start of a televised Inter-faith prayer.April 8, 2020, 3pm

Posted by Parokya ng Sto. Rosario on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Church in Amlan, Negros Oriental

Simultaneous ringing of church bells: A call to prayer for end of COVID19 🔔

Posted by St. Andrew the Apostle Parish – Amlan on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The simultaneous tolling of bells was encouraged by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, as this was in response of the IATF.

This comes as the Philippines grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, where the country has a record of 3,764 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, as announced by the Department of Health.

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