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Philippines: Millions of barefoot Catholics throng Black Nazarene01:45

Philippines: Millions of barefoot Catholics throng Black Nazarene

Philippines, Manila
January 9, 2018 at 06:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Millions of devotees joined the ‘Traslacion’ procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Monday.

Every year a black statue of Jesus Christ, believed to have healing powers, is paraded through the city in one of the most-attended religious gatherings of the Catholic church.

After an eve of ‘Pahalik’ or kissing the statue’s feet, the statue is symbolically transferred from Quirino Grandstand to Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Parish of Saint John the Baptist in Quiapo, Manila in a barefoot procession that takes all day commemorating 'Traslacion'.

A sea of devotees gather around the statue and try to touch the icon due to the belief that it has miraculous powers.

Millones de devotos participaron este lunes en la procesión del Nazareno Negro en Manila.

Cada año una estatua negra de Jesucristo, a la que algunos creyentes otorgan poderes curativos, desfila por la ciudad en uno de los rituales religiosas más concurridas de la iglesia católica.

Tras celebrar el 'Pahalik' en la víspera besando los pies de la estatua, esta se traslada simbólicamente desde las gradas de Quirino a la Basílica Menor del Nazareno Negro, o Parroquia de San Juan Bautista, en Quiapo, Manila, en una procesión en la que los devotos llevan los pies descalzos.

Durante el evento, una marea de devotos se congrega alrededor de la estatua e intenta tocar el icono por su fe ciega en los poderes milagrosos de esta.

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Millions of devotees joined the ‘Traslacion’ procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Monday.

Every year a black statue of Jesus Christ, believed to have healing powers, is paraded through the city in one of the most-attended religious gatherings of the Catholic church.

After an eve of ‘Pahalik’ or kissing the statue’s feet, the statue is symbolically transferred from Quirino Grandstand to Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Parish of Saint John the Baptist in Quiapo, Manila in a barefoot procession that takes all day commemorating 'Traslacion'.

A sea of devotees gather around the statue and try to touch the icon due to the belief that it has miraculous powers.

Millones de devotos participaron este lunes en la procesión del Nazareno Negro en Manila.

Cada año una estatua negra de Jesucristo, a la que algunos creyentes otorgan poderes curativos, desfila por la ciudad en uno de los rituales religiosas más concurridas de la iglesia católica.

Tras celebrar el 'Pahalik' en la víspera besando los pies de la estatua, esta se traslada simbólicamente desde las gradas de Quirino a la Basílica Menor del Nazareno Negro, o Parroquia de San Juan Bautista, en Quiapo, Manila, en una procesión en la que los devotos llevan los pies descalzos.

Durante el evento, una marea de devotos se congrega alrededor de la estatua e intenta tocar el icono por su fe ciega en los poderes milagrosos de esta.

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