Quiapo Church allows ‘pahalik’ of Nazarene image after 2 years

Quiapo Church allows ‘pahalik’ of Nazarene image after 2 years

The Quiapo Church has resumed the traditional “pahalik” of the Black Nazarene image on April 1, 2022. PHOTO COURTESY OF QUIAPO CHURCH

By CBCP News

April 1, 2022

Manila, Philippines

The Quiapo Church on Friday allowed the devotees to touch and kiss the revered image of the Black Nazarene for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Fr. Douglas Badong, the church’s parochial vicar, said they will “slowly bring back the tradition of ‘pahalik'”.

“Devotees may once again touch the image of the Black Nazarene located above the main altar of the Quiapo Church,” Badong said over Radio Veritas.

The priest then reminded the devotees to continue adhering to the minimum public health standards.

“We appeal to our devotees to queue properly and observe the safety protocols,” he added.

It was in early March 2020 when the church stopped the “pahalik” to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in the country.

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