Philippines: Celebrating Santo Niño

Thousands of Catholics in the Philippines joined the Santo Niño procession in honor of the Child Jesus on Jan. 5.

The “Walk with Jesus” procession in the Visayas region in the central Philippines started at 4 am from a grandstand to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño in downtown Cebu City.

The annual procession is attended by churchgoers and clergymen from all over the country in honor of Santo Niño – the title of the Child Jesus, dating back to the Spanish colonial days. It was in Cebu the Spanish rulers established their first permanent settlement.

Source: UCANews

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