• Short Summary

    In Manila on Wednesday (9 January), thousands of people crowded the Philippine capital's streets for the annual procession of the Black Nazarene.

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    In Manila on Wednesday (9 January), thousands of people crowded the Philippine capital's streets for the annual procession of the Black Nazarene.

    Every year, the Black Nazarene -- a statue depicting a black Christ carrying a cross -- is led in procession through the city's streets. Filipino Catholics believe the statue has miraculous powers and anyone demonstrating devotion to it during the festival will enjoy favourable luck for the rest of the year.

    For the young men in particular, the statue holds a special fascination. It represents health and virility.

    The method of transportation is also said to hold magical powers. According to the devout Filipino Catholics, the ropes used to pull the statue are said to give off blessings to anyone who touches it.

    The day-long festival ends every year in the Plaza Miranda, when the statues is taken into the Quiapo Church. Once the Black Nazarene is inside, Mass is celebrated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91HTSI9LDWTQ11AL47WBD8IWD
    Media URN:
    VLVA91HTSI9LDWTQ11AL47WBD8IWD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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