Philippines

Devotees thank Black Nazarene for durable family ties

Devotees thank Black Nazarene for durable family ties By Lade Jean Kabagani  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Many devotees of the Black Nazarene believe the statue holds miraculous healing powers, but for 54-year-old Mario Francisco, the most rewarding part of joining the annual Traslacion is its own way of building stronger family connections. While he … Continue reading

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Quiapo church rector sends last-minute appeal to devotees

Quiapo church rector sends last-minute appeal to devotees By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Monsignor Hernando Coronel, Rector of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Quiapo Church, has appealed anew to devotees who are sick, pregnant, children, and old people not to join the Traslacion on Tuesday anymore for their own … Continue reading

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19M devotees seen to attend Black Nazarene festivities

19M devotees seen to attend Black Nazarene festivities By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — Some 19 million devotees are expected to participate in various activities, including the grand procession in celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9. According to Manila Police District-Traffic Enforcement Unit (MPD-TEU) head Superintendent Lucile … Continue reading