GRIP ON THE HOLY ROPE


Thousands of devotees try to get near the Black Nazarene, aiming to touch the rope surrounding the andas (carriage) as the procession reaches Binondo in Manila on its way to Quiapo Church on Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2019). It is believed that the right side of the rope is the most sacred since this is the part where Jesus Christ carried the cross. JESS ESCAROS, JR/PNA-northboundasia.com