- Mar 27, 2020
Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals.
Panama’s “Festival del Cristo Negro,” the festival of the “Black Christ,” is an important religious holiday for local Catholics. It honors a dark, life-sized wooden statue of Jesus, “Cristo Negro” – also known as “El Nazaraeno,” or “The Nazarene.”
Of all the sometimes bizarre summer festivals held in Spain, the Cascamorras event is probably the darkest.
A laid-back Pope Francis came out to play on Thursday in northern Chile, applauding the people of the region for knowing how to party — living the faith in a spirit of joy, especially through great festivals and popular celebrations.
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.
A Catholic priest became an overnight sensation on Reddit after planting himself at an entrance of a popular music festival with a sign offering blessings, prayers, confessions and answers. The priest also handed out rosaries and prayer cards in his creative effort to evangelize to young people.