By Doris C. Bongcac
It was their faith in the Sto. Niño that brought them back to the Catholic faith. Couple Rasty and Lilibeth Seville were Protestants when they first attended the fluvial procession in 2001. Curiosity prompted them to accept the invitation of a friend to join him in his banca, but it turned out the watercraft was already carrying 20 people, way beyond its capacity of only 12.
ZAGREB—Plans to erect the world’s biggest statue of Jesus on a hill overlooking Croatia’s second-largest city sparked a backlash in the staunchly Catholic country, with thousands opposing it on Facebook Monday. Split mayor Zeljko Kerum announced an initiative last week to erect a 39-meter- (129-foot-) high statue of Christ – three meters (10 feet) taller [...]