The Philippines, as a Christian nation, is divided into archdioceses. Each archdiocese is divided into dioceses. Each diocese is divided into parishes.

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An archdiocese is headed by an archbishop, a diocese by a bishop and a parish by a priest. Here are some of the most notable and famous cathedrals in the Philippines.

1.) Jaro Cathedral

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The beautiful and classic Jaro Cathedral is a popular cathedral in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Jaro. This cathedral is located in Jaro, Iloilo City in Iloilo province. It is officially known as the Parish of Our Lady of Candles,  a cathedral especially dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is located in the island of Panay where Boracay is located.

The statue of Virgin Mary, reportedly miraculous statue, was canonically crowned by the late Pope John Paul II in 1982 and the image is the only religious icon in the Philippines to have been personally crowned by a Pope.

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