"Undas Online" Launched by Philippine Bishops Conference

Website Allows Filipinos Abroad to Pray For Deceased Loved Ones

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MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 2, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) re-launched a website that allows for Filipinos abroad to request prayers for their loved ones on All Souls Day.

Maintained by the Media Office of the CBCP, the website is targeted for Overseas Filipino Workers who cannot visit their departed loved ones in cemeteries. The initiative, also called "Undas Online", was started again this year after receiving positive feedback from Filipino citizens around the world.

"This is primarily intended for Filipinos abroad— OFWs and seafarers who will find it hard to celebrate Undas. Filipinos in the country are encouraged to visit cemeteries, oratories and churches," said Msgr. Pedro Quitorio, director of the Media Office for the CBCP.

The "Undas Online" website has been significantly re-designed while offering several new services such as podcasts and catechesis on the significance and liturgical meaning of the celebration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.  Msgr. Quitorio also highlighted the option on the website for Filipinos away from home to request prayers and Masses for their deceased loved ones.

"All they need to do is visit the website, click “Prayer Request” and then list down the names of their beloved dead for whom they wish to offer Mass," he said.

Last year, "Undas Online" received request for prayers for over 20,000 deceased Filipino Catholics. 

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On the Net:

To visit Undas Online, go to http://undasonline.com/.