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At least 21 million expected at Black Nazarene transfer

MANILA (UCAN): Philippine Church officials are expecting at least 21 million devotees to attend this year’s observance of the Traslacion (solemn transfer) of the Black Nazarene in Manila on January 9.
 
At least five million were expected to join the Traslacion, the procession in which image of the Nazarene is transferred from the Quirino Grandstand to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene—also called Quiapo Church—about three kilometres away.
 

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Huge crowds at Black Nazarene procession

MANILA (UCAN): The Black Nazarene procession in Manila, The Philippines, on January 10 saw an estimated six million barefoot devotees participate in the frenzied devotional. 
 

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Flocking for a miracle

MANILA (SE): Around one-and-a-half-million people joined the procession of the Black Nazarene through the streets of Manila on January 9 to mark the 411th year of the arrival of the famous statue in The Philippines from Mexico.

The day, which began with midnight Mass offered by the archbishop of Manila, Luis Cardinal Tagle, at the Quirino Grandstand, was anticipated to involve up to 18 million people at its various functions during the day.

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Black Nazarene gets home in Northern Samar

CATARMAN (SE): The St. Rock the Healer Mission Centre located in Barangay Cawayan on the outskirts of Catarman in Northern Samar was elevated to the level of Diocesan Shrine of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno on September 12 at a Mass celebrated by Luis Cardinal Tagle.

CBCP News reported that the dedication and blessing is the first of its kind in the diocese.

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