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The Knights of Columbus in the Philippines

In the wake of the Spanish-American War in1898, many Americans were assigned to the Philippines in military or government capacities. Many of these new arrivals were Catholic and some were members of the Knights of Columbus who wanted to have their own council in their new land. The Supreme Council, however was reluctant to allow the expansion of the Order to the Philippines. The area was far distant from the United States at a time when travel to and from as well as communication with the Philippines was very difficult. The Order’s Board of Director felt that, given such difficulties, the Supreme Council could not adequately serve councils in the Pacific islands.  read more »

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Father of Knights of Columbus in the Philippines


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