CBCP offers 'Undas Online' for Pinoys abroad

Posted at 10/31/2012 3:16 PM | Updated as of 11/01/2012 3:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) revived its "Undas Online" proram for Filipinos abroad who cannot visit their departed loved ones in the Phiilppines.

By visiting the website www.undasonline.com, Filipinos abroad can pray for the souls of their departed loved ones.

The site also offers podcasts and catechesis on the significance and liturgical meaning of the celebration of All Saints' and All Souls' Days.

"This is primarily intended for Filipinos abroad - OFWs and seafarers who will find it hard to celebrate Undas," Msgr. Pedro Quitorio, CBCP Media Office director, told CBCPNews.

Filipinos in the country, on the other hand, "are encouraged to visit cemeteries, oratories and churches."

The site can also be used in requesting for prayers and Masses by clicking "Prayer Request" and listing down the names of their departed loved ones.

The CBCP said last year, Undas Online received prayer requests for not less than 20,000 deceased Filipino Catholics.