Rorate Caeli

Asia's largest Catholic "worship space" opens its doors...

... and it is ugly and barren. More pictures later.

The "church" (which does have a sanctuary with an altar, and a large "baptismal healing pool" inside the structure) was set up by, and falls under the control of, El Shaddai, the largest and most powerful of the Catholic charismatic groups in this country and in all of Asia. Its unorthodox practices have led one archdiocese to ban it, but its numbers (as many as 7 million, according to some estimates) guarantees that its influence within the Philippine Church will remain practically unchallenged.

An article on the new church can be found here:

P1-B church of El Shaddai opens Thursday