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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 »

Body bearing signs of torture found in box on eve of Black Nazarene feast

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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

Instead of a bomb, police found a body of man believed to have been tortured to death inside a box, which was abandoned near the shrine of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, thus sparking a bomb scare on the eve of the image’s grand procession around Manila.

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 »

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