The Catholic Church concludes Saturday, January 5, 2019, the celebrations of the 525th anniversary of the first Mass in the American continent, officiated in Isabela, Puerto Plata, on January 6, 1494.
About 10 thousand people are expected to attend the Eucharistic celebration., reported Fides News Agency. The first Mass in America was officiated on January 6, 1494, in La Isabela, Puerto Plata, by priest Bernardo Boil, who was part of the entourage of Christopher Columbus’ second trip. The January 5 event will be attended, among others, by the auxiliary bishop of San Salvador, Gregorio Rosa Chávez, extraordinary envoy of Pope Francis,

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