Quiapo Church visitors reach almost 188,000 from Maundy Thursday until Easter
MANILA, Philippines — The Quiapo Church in Manila on Sunday said that it has so far recorded approximately 179,508 of people who went to the basilica from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday.
According to the Quiapo Church Command Post, 115,158 were devotees who visited the church itself, while 64,350 was the number of devotees who joined the Black Nazarene procession from Thursday to Friday.
Maundy Thursday marked the most number of devotees in Quiapo Church at 57,005, while Good Friday garnered the most number for the procession at 38,000.
However, Sunday’s number of devotees at 42,523 so far only reflects the crowd estimate from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
This means the command post’s estimates are still subject to change.
Easter Sunday marks the last day of the Holy Week, which is seen as an important religious event in the Philippines, particularly for Catholics, especially as it is the most sacred week in the liturgical year in Christianity.