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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.
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Video. Thousands of Filipinos gather to touch Black Nazarene statue

Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful walked through the streets of Manila early on Sunday in reverence of a historic statue of Jesus Christ, which is believed to have miraculous powers.

Tens of thousands of Catholic faithful walked through the streets of Manila early on Sunday in reverence of a historic statue of Jesus Christ, which is believed to have miraculous powers.

The "walk of faith", which church officials estimated attracted more than 80,000 people, began after a midnight mass for the so-called Black Nazarene statue.

Many Filipinos believe touching or getting close to the statue can lead to the healing of otherwise incurable ailments and other good fortune.

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