[#AwaNgDiyosPH] Poverty is where the good news is: A Nazareno story

The feast of the Black Nazarene crowd this year (Photo by MIA ROSIENNA MALLARI  The Filipino Connection)



CITY OF IMUS, CAVITE–Standing under a weathered entrance, Zenaida Parcero looks like any other churchgoer on a Friday morning. With greyed hair, slim-rimmed glasses and a frayed red blouse, there’s nothing about her that absolutely stands out.

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[Papal Visit 2015] What Francis likes: ‘Popular piety’ that plays big roles in Pinoys’ faith

The annual Black Nazareno procession in Manila is one form of popular religiosity that Pope Francis likes as a means to strengthen the faith, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (photo by MIA ROSIENNA MALLARI / The Filipino Connection)



MANILA (The Filipino Connection, 13 January)—After the nation’s capital saw one Black Nazarene image putting millions of Filipino Catholic faithful to a stop for devotion, this form of “popular religiosity” is one “act of liberation” that a forthcoming visitor actually likes.

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