Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Jolo

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Jolo Cathedral
Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Aftermath of the Jolo Cathedral bombings.jpg
Interior of the cathedral after the 2019 bombings
Jolo Cathedral is located in Philippines
Jolo Cathedral
Jolo Cathedral
Location within the Philippines
6°03′09″N 121°00′03″E / 6.0526°N 121.0009°E / 6.0526; 121.0009Coordinates: 6°03′09″N 121°00′03″E / 6.0526°N 121.0009°E / 6.0526; 121.0009
LocationJolo, Sulu
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
CountryPhilippines
DenominationCatholic
History
StatusCathedral
DedicationOur Lady of Mount Carmel
Past bishop(s)Most Rev. Angelito R. Lampon, O.M.I DD
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architectural typeCathedral
Years built1864[1]
Specifications
MaterialsAdobe and cement
Administration
DioceseApostolic Vicariate of Jolo
Clergy
Bishop(s)Pope Francis
Vicar(s)Rev. Fr. Romeo S. Saniel, O.M.I (Apostolic Administrator)

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as Jolo Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, Sulu and the seat of the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo.[2] The cathedral is located in Jolo, a volcanic island in the Sulu Province of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines. The cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Attacks[edit]

On 10 January 2010 a grenade exploded in front of the cathedral, shattering the windows. The grenade was thrown at the tombs of Francis Joseph McSorley and Benjamin de Jesus, two former bishops.[3] The blast occurred an hour before a mass was scheduled to be celebrated. There were no injuries.[4]

On 20 May 2010 a grenade exploded in front of the cathedral at 9:30 in the evening. The cathedral suffered minor damages.[5] There were no reported fatalities or injuries.[6]

2019 bombings[edit]

On 27 January 2019 the cathedral was bombed during a mass, killing at least 18 people and injuring 82 others.[7] The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[8]

The church building was repaired following the attacks. It was reconsecrated in July, 2019.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Information about Jolo Cathedral on GCatholic.org
  2. ^ "Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel". GCatholic. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Police investigate grenade attack on cathedral in S. Philippines". Catholic News Agency. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ Digal, Santosh (11 January 2010). "Mindanao: a grenade explodes in front of Jolo Cathedral, no injuries". AsiaNews. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ Garcia, Bong (21 May 2010). "Grenade explodes outside Jolo church". SunStar Philippines. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  6. ^ Pareño, Roel (22 May 2010). "Grenade explodes near Jolo cathedral". PhilStar Global. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Death toll in Jolo blasts lowered to 18". CNN Philippines. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines". BBC News. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1075198