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Philippines: 3 million Catholics in procession despite terrorist threats

January 09, 2012

Three million Filipinos took part in an annual procession in Manila in honor of the Black Nazarene--a 17th-century statue of Christ--despite a warning by the nation’s president that terrorists might attack the event.

An estimated 15,000 police were present at the procession, and cell phones were banned.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jan. 09, 2012 7:09 PM ET USA

    Cardinal George, please take note.