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Catholics show devotion to statue amid super-spreader worries

More than 400,000 Catholics in Manila celebrated on Saturday a feast for a centuries-old wooden statue of Jesus Christ, despite health experts warning it could turn into a super-spreader event for coronavirus.

‘Black Nazarene’ parade canceled as pandemic lingers

Manila on Friday canceled an annual procession of a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ that draws millions of Roman Catholic devotees as...

Catholics parade Black Nazarene in celebration of Christ

HUNDREDS of thousands of Roman Catholics in the Philippines walked barefoot on Thursday around a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ believed to have healing powers, praying for good health and economic success in the new year.

Preparations in place for annual Black Nazarene procession

MANILA Mayor Joseph E. Estrada suspended classes on Jan. 9, Wednesday, in all levels of public and private schools in Manila as security preparations are geared up for this year’s Traslacion or the procession of the Black Nazarene.

Manila’s tourist gems

Manila has an abundance of tourist gems that are worth seeing. And since the city is small, and if the traffic and weather permit,...

Taking care of the Nazareno

Much like the one in Quiapo Church, my family has its own life-size image of the Nazareno in our family home in the province. Although...

Taking care of the Nazareno

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla Much like the one in Quiapo Church, my family has its own life-size image of the Nazareno in our family...