Filipino Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases


              Devotees join the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Devotees wave towels and replicas of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, as they reach Quiapo church during the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for his feast day on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A devotee cries as she joins the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A man dressed in a Spiderman costume joins the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A devotee holds a mini image of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, as he join the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for his feast day on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A devotee prays in front of the Quiapo church as he waits for the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Devotees pray during a Mass before the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Devotees, some wearing face masks, hold candles as they join the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Devotees gather at the start of the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A devotee touches the feet of an image of the Black Nazarene as part of celebrations for his feast day and the "Walk of Faith" procession at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, on Saturday Jan. 7, 2023. The annual Black Nazarene procession which is attended by hundreds of thousands of devotees has been cancelled due to COVID concerns. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              An image of the Black Nazarene is seen through glass as part of celebrations for his feast day and the "Walk of Faith" procession at the Quirino Grandstand on Saturday Jan. 7, 2023. The annual Black Nazarene procession which is attended by hundreds of thousands of devotees has been cancelled due to COVID concerns. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A devotee touches the feet of an image of the Black Nazarene as part of celebrations for his feast day and the "Walk of Faith" procession at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Saturday Jan. 7, 2023. The annual Black Nazarene procession which is attended by hundreds of thousands of devotees has been cancelled due to COVID concerns. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              A devotee wearing a face mask holds a replica of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, as he joins the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for his feast day on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The annual Black Nazarene feast day which will be held on Jan. 9 draws massive numbers of devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Devotees wave their towels as they join in the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The Black Nazarene draws massive numbers of largely poor devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              Devotees participate in the "Walk of Faith" procession as part of celebrations for the feast day of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old charred statue of Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Manila, Philippines. The Black Nazarene draws massive numbers of largely poor devotees who pray for the sick and a better life in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipino Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases