8 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
A total of 103,277 faithful have participated this Sunday in the procession of Translation of the Black Nazarene between the Quirino Tribune and the Church of San Juan Bautista or Church of Quiapo in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
The Quiapo Church Command has reported this number of attendance corresponding to the final act of transferring the figure of Jesus of Nazareth to the temple, while it has counted 37,665 faithful in the Quirino Tribune, in the Rizal square of the capital Philippine, according to the Philippine newspaper ‘Inquirer’.
It is the first time that the Translation has been celebrated since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic and thus a tradition that culminates on January 9 is recovered. The procession lasted more than two hours, between 1:30 and 4:00 in the morning, a relatively small figure compared to the 22 hours it has lasted.
The Philippine Red Cross has reported that it has treated some 50 people who have required assistance or first aid during the procession, although there is no record of serious injuries. The Manila Police have also confirmed that there have been no major incidents.
The Translation recalls the 1787 transfer of the image of Jesus from Bagumbayán, now Rizal Park, and the Church of Quiapo, where a mass is celebrated after the procession.