Philippines: Millions of barefoot Catholics throng Black Nazarene

Millions of devotees joined the ‘Translacion’ the procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Monday. Every year a black statue of Jesus Christ, believed to have healing powers, is paraded through the city in one of the most-attended religious gatherings of the Catholic church. After an eve of ‘Pahalik’ or kissing the statue’s feet, the statue is symbolically transferred from Quirino... Еще Grandstand to Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Parish of Saint John the Baptist in Quiapo, Manila in a barefoot procession that takes all day commemorating 'Traslacion'. A sea of devotees gather around the statue and try to touch the icon due to the belief that it has miraculous powers.

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