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Nazarene is a more than 200-year-old statue.
One tale is telling that during the Spanish colonial period missionaries
brought an icon to Manila. During the trip
however, there was a fire on board and the icon, the Nazarene, caught
fire. Despite its charred condition, the Nazarene was kept save
and honored from then on.
The statue is to be seen in the Saint
John the Baptist Church in Quiapo in Manila, where it has been housed since 1787.
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