Devotees gather at Quiapo Church to await Black NazareneBy Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines – Devotees of the Black Nazarene began to gather at the Quiapo Church where its image will come home from its procession around Manila Wednesday.
Plaza Miranda, in front of the Quiapo Church, is continuously being filled by people, young and old, to attend mass.
Street vendors selling all forms of religious items have set up shop along the roads leading to the church.
Police have set up their advance command post at the top of one of the buildings in Plaza Miranda.
Quezon Boulevard going towards Manila city hall has been closed to traffic while the other side going to Espana remained open.