Thousands join Nazarene procession

Photo by Vincent Tom Udasco

Thousands of devotees attended the annual procession of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro. Escorted by the Hijos de Jesus Nazareno, the replica made the rounds in the city streets which started at 3 pm and arrived at the Nazareno Church in CM Recto Avenue at past seven o’clock in the evening. According to Monsignor Rey Manuel Monsanto, parish priest of the Black Nazarene church, the number of people from Visayas and Mindanao that have been taking part of the said religious activity increases every year.