Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Jolo
|Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
Interior of the cathedral after the 2019 bombings
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
|Dedication||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|Past bishop(s)||Most Rev. Angelito R. Lampon, O.M.I DD|
|Materials||Adobe and cement|
|Diocese||Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo|
|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. 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.
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. The blast occurred an hour before a mass was scheduled to be celebrated. There were no injuries.
The church building was repaired following the attacks. It was reconsecrated in July, 2019.
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