IN PHOTOS: Black Nazarene replicas on parade

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IN PHOTOS: Black Nazarene replicas on parade
With the Feast of the Black Nazarene only days away, devotees are already preparing for the annual event with eagerness and anticipation

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of Roman Catholic devotees flocked to Quiapo Church in the heart of Manila to witness the procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene on Wednesday, January 7, two days before the actual ‘Traslacion’ or the transfer of the religious icon.

Parish priests of Quiapo Church – canonically known as St John the Baptist Parish – blessed the replicas as devotees prayed for the success of the procession.

The Black Nazarene, a 17th-century mulatto image of Jesus Christ, is believed to be miraculous by devotees. It is the biggest religious gathering in the country, with millions joining the procession yearly. (READ: IN PHOTOS: Devotees hold dry run of Nazareno procession)

Set on Friday, the Feast of the Black Nazarene comes a week before the visit of Pope Francis


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