- May 24, 2020
Police increased security for this year’s religious procession of Manila’s Black Nazarene.
A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the Middle East on Thursday at the start of an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in one of Asia’s biggest religious events.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila warned against fanaticism in his homily during a Mass to usher in the feast of the Black Nazarene Jan. 9.
A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ despite terrorism fears and amid the president’s attacks on the Catholic faith.
Filipino Catholics processed through the city’s Quiapo district with an image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to “meet” the image of the Black Nazarene May 4 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of arrival of Mary’s image in their country.
A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security Tuesday after the Philippines came under a disastrous terrorist attack last year.