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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- Philippine Catholics march in Manila despite president’s warning of possible terror attack (AP)
- Black Nazarene (Wikipedia)
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