A Philippines-based church has broken four Guinness World Records titles in a day of fundraising and celebrations.

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in the Philippines had its record breaking day in the country's capital, Manila, on Sunday 6 May and attempted five records (breaking four) during its Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty fundraiser. 

The records broken were: Largest human sentence, Largest picture mosaic formed by people, Largest charity walk/run (single venue) and Largest charity walk/run (multiple venue).

Their fifth Guinness World Records title attempt, Most nationalities in a charity walk/run, was unsuccessful. 

The event was the second Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty arranged by the cuhrch, the first being in 2014. 

This year's day of record breaking was held on what would have been the 132nd birthday of Félix Ysagun Manalo: worshipers believe Manalo was God's messenger who was sent to Earth to reestablish the church founded by Jesus Christ.

Through the event, the church hoped to raise money and spread awareness about world poverty. 

Iglesia Ni Cristo's new records are:

Largest human sentence

The Largest human sentence consisted of a staggering 23,235 participants, and spelt out 'Proud to be a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo'.


Largest picture mosaic formed by people

This colossal picture mosaic was formed of 9,000 people, and formed a picture of the Iglesia Ni Cristo's flag. 


Largest charity walk/run (single venue)

The Iglesia Ni Cristo's Largest charity walk/run (single venue) saw 283,171 people participating. This meant the church broke its own record of 175,509 people which had previously been set at the first Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty in 2014. 

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Largest charity walk/run (multiple venue)

To achieve the Guinness World Records title for the Largest charity walk/run (multiple venues), the Iglesia Ni Cristo had 314 venues around the world holding separate events including Hawaii, New Zealand and Canada, with 773,136 people taking part.