No procession, but Filipinos turn out in droves for Black Nazarene

"Вопрос не в том, кто мне разрешит, а в том, кто сможет мне запретить." Айн Рэнд ©

Hundreds of thousands of devotees turned out in Manila on Saturday to hear Mass honouring a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ in place of the Philippines’ largest religious procession, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Black Nazarene is a wooden statue of Jesus Christ crowned with thorns and bearing a cross. Devotees believe the statue grants prayers and wishes to the faithful. The annual procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila is usually attended by millions. This year, 15 Masses were held throughout the day instead, until late into the evening. Devotees generally…

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