Santo Niño Church (Tacloban City)

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Zamora Street cor Magsaysay Boulevard
Tacloban City, Province of Leyte
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11.241129°N 125.005582°E

Santo Niño Church also known as the Church of Liberation is located at the corner of Real and Zamora Streets. It houses the image of Santo Niño, patron saint of Leyte, knowns as El Capitan, which was lost at sea on its way to Manila on the SS Luzon in 1889 and was recovered almost six months later by fishermen from Semirara Island. – from wikipilipinas.org

The Santo Niño Church is considered the most important religious site in the province. It houses the miraculous image of Sto. Niño which is the patron saint of Tacloban. The church was severely damaged due to Typhoon Haiyan. – from wikipedia.org

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Posted: April 9, 2014

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