OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABalanga Cathedral, formally known as St. Joseph Cathedral in Balanga City, Bataan, is the seat of the Diocese of Balanga which comprises entire of the civil province of Bataan. The church walls were white and a number of chandeliers hung from the ceiling, the largest before the altar. Behind the altar was a structure painted green with stripes of gold and a statue of Jesus in the left, Mary on the right, and St. Joseph holding the hand of Baby Jesus. Beside the altar, there were two statues, St. Lorenzo Ruiz in the left and Mary at the right. There was a group of bells lined together vertically by metal grilles, the usual bell design in almost all of the parishes in Bataan. There was a statue of Jesus of Nazareth near the main door, which was kept for rehabilitation, believed to be miraculous.


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