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St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Abu Dhabi hosts first Traslacion in the UAE

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Jan. 07, 19 | 7:21 am

Barely a few days into the beginning of 2019 and the UAE has once again marked another milestone for its Year of Tolerance as the annual feast of the Black Nazarene, otherwise known as Traslacion, was celebrated for the first time in the UAE at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral and St. Therese Church grounds in Abu Dhabi last January 4.

The UAE continues to show to the world that it is indeed a country that promotes harmony and inclusivity among its citizens with over 200 nationalities ahead of the Papal Visit which is expected to draw in hundreds of thousands of individuals at the mass which will be celebrated by Pope Francis himself at the Zayed Sports City Stadium this February 5.

The Traslacion 2019 was organized by the Hijos del Nazareno – UAE Chapter that saw hundreds of devotees who flocked to the area to view the image of the Black Nazarene. Michael Repe, who heads the group as its president, said that “Overwhelming ang dami ng tao sa unang Traslacion dito sa UAE. Gawa sa Paete, Laguna ang imahe at sinegregate namin yung pagdala. Guided ng Poong Nazareno, walang aberya sa immigration, lahat dire-diretso.”

In the Philippines, the Traslacion is celebrated every January 9 attracts thousands of people on the streets to attempt to get closer to the image of the Black Nazarene to touch as it’s revered to be miraculous.

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