Catholic World News

Philippines: 9 million in procession in honor of Black Nazarene

January 09, 2013

A crowd estimated at nine million has taken part in the annual procession in Manila honor of the Black Nazarene, a statue of Christ carrying the cross.

The statue was brought from Mexico to the Philippines in the early 17th century.

Most of the participants in the procession were barefoot; 164 were treated for minor injuries.

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