Cardinal Tagle calls for 'selflessness' at Black Nazarene feast
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Annual procession in Manila attracts an estimated 3.5 million devotees
A crowd of devotees join the procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 7. (Photo by Vincent Go)
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila called on millions of devotees who attended this year's feast of the Black Nazarene to turn away from selfishness and serve others.
He urged Catholics to offer "love that is ready to embrace even the weak and the sinful instead of condemning them, trampling upon them, and distancing ourselves from them.
"In his homily during a midnight Mass before the annual procession of the charred image of the Nazarene in the streets of the Philippine capital, Cardinal Tagle called for unity.
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