MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: ASIA/PHILIPPINES – the Procession of the black Nazarene: “our mission is to love”
Manila – Nearly two million filipinos have flocked since the early hours of today, January 9, the streets of Manila, occupying the district of Quiapo, to venerate an image of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, popularly known as the “black Nazarene”. The celebration of the black Nazarene, which is prepared with a novena of prayer, culminating in a procession called “traslacion” that lasts the whole day on 9 January. The procession recalls the transfer of the image of the black Nazarene, which in 1787 was transferred to an augustinian church located in the old walled city of Manila, the basilica in the district of Quiapo in the city.
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