All Souls Day Philippines

All Souls Day Philippines


Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa said there is a need to “re-Christianize” the celebration of Halloween through the “correct commemoration of the saints and the holy souls during the celebration of the church’s triumphs and sufferings.”

In a circular issued in his archdiocese, Arguelles said the observance of Halloween appears to have lost its religious character.

“Unfortunately, secular, consumerist and pagan practices have seeped into what was sacred and spiritual in our religious observances,” said Arguelles.


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