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Catholic Church offender a Nazarene devotee

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Carlos Celdran, Black Nazarene devotee. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Ironic that a man who was found guilty of offending “religious feeling” is actually a fervent Black Nazarene devotee.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Green Brigade’ praised for cleanup after Black Nazarene procession

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The Black Nazarene as it made its way towards Quiapo Church. INQUIRER.net

Pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on lauded the efforts of the “Green Brigade” of volunteers who worked to clean up the heaps of garbage left by thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene on the streets of Manila in Thursday’s feast.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

A week with the Lord

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Last Sunday we observed the Feast of the Epiphany, the Manifestation of the Lord, first to the shepherds watching their flocks in the fields, then to the Magi, the Three Wise Men of the East, the Magi earlier referred to as the Three Kings. A feast that traditionally ended the Christmas season, and the season [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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A POLICEMAN was run over by a speeding bus at a busy intersection on Edsa, Quezon City, as he was walking back to his patrol car Wednesday night.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

3M join one of world’s biggest processions

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FAITH AND PASSION Tens of thousands of devotees follow the Black Nazarene statue (in circle) as the procession crosses Jones Bridge in Manila on Thursday. RICHARD REYES

Jaime Aquino, a 63-year-old stroke survivor, limped his way through the thick, jostling crowd to approach a replica of the statue of the Black Nazarene to touch it.   He did not have the strength to follow the main procession that carried the centuries-old, original statue of the Black Nazarene, but spending what strength he [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Around 12 million devotees attend Black Nazarene procession—MMDA

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Barefoot devotees clamber over one another to touch the Black Nazarene (C) during the ebony-hued wooden statue's slow procession from Manila's main park to a historic church in Manila on January 9, 2014. Millions of barefoot devotees packed the streets of the Philippine capital Manila on January 9 for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades, honouring a statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.  AFP

Around 12 million devotees are in attendance to the day-long procession of the Black Nazarene, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said late Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Black Nazarene devotees pray not for wealth but for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Romano Almariego admits he does not have much in life. But when the Black Nazarene reaches Quiapo Church later, he will pray not for wealth but for the well-being of his family and the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

To make sure their handkerchiefs return, Black Nazarene devotees use string

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Devotees waiting from buildings on Thursday tied their handkerchiefs to plastic string to make sure they get their respective handkerchief back after throwing to the Black Nazarene.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Black Nazarene procession awes American tourist

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Gerry Vins. INQUIRR.net photo

It’s not only local devotees who would travel for miles and battle through a sea of ecstatic devotees just to touch the centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Procession injuries hit 1,686

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Filipino Catholic devotees help a devotee after the latter was able to touch and kiss the image of the Black Nazarene in an annual procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipino Catholics began a raucous religious procession in Manila Thursday to honor a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in an annual event that organizers say was being held partly to pray for the victims of a monster typhoon that devastated the central Philippines last year. AP

The number of injured in the daylong Black Nazarene procession has breached the 1,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Man rescued after jumping from Quezon Bridge

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A man suspected to be high on solvent made a scene amid the Black Nazarene procession Thursday afternoon by jumping from the Quezon Bridge in Quiapo, Manila, a radio report said.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Black Nazarene procession quicker in pace

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The Black Nazarene “Traslacion 2014″ reached Manila City Hall by noon on Thursday, quicker than the processions of previous years, devotees said.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

Old, young show unwavering devotion to Black Nazarene

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Devotees try to touch the statue of the Black Nazarene during the annual religious procession in Manila on January 9, 2014.  Hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees poured into the capital for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.  AFP

Faith and devotion chooses no age or gender as people commemorated the feast of the Black Nazarene Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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