- Title: Peruvians parade their patron Lord of Miracles through Lima's streets
- Date: 18th October 2019
- Summary: WOMAN WITH CHILD WATCHING PROCESSION FROM BALCONY WOMAN THROWING FLOWER PETALS ON PROCESSION BELOW (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DEVOTEE OF THE LORD OF MIRACLES, MILAGROS HUACAN, SAYING: "The Lord of Miracles performed the miracle of healing my daughter and now I'm happy to be here with them - her (infant) and my other daughter." DEVOTEES IN PROCESSION PERUVIAN PRESIDENT, MARTIN VIZCARRA, WITH PERUVIAN FIRST LADY, MARIBEL DIAZ, EXITING PRESIDENTIAL PALACE LORD OF MIRACLES ICON VARIOUS, VIZCARRA APPROACHES ICON ICON AND FLOWERS VARIOUS, PEOPLE APPLAUDING WOMAN CRYING PEOPLE CARRYING ICON ON THEIR SHOULDERS
- Embargoed: 1st November 2019 20:12
- Keywords: Peruvian Lord of Miracles President Lima Peru Martin Vizcarra devotees tradition religion Catholic
- Location: LIMA, PERU
- City: LIMA, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Topics: Religion/Belief,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA003B1MLH6R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of worshippers dressed in purple robes paraded a revered icon through Peru's capital on Friday (October 18) in a tradition dating from 1687 when a mural depicting the same image of Jesus Christ escaped unscathed in a powerful earthquake.
The procession of the Senor de los Milagros (Lord of Miracles), a mural picturing a dark-skinned Jesus that is said to have been painted in a shrine by an Angolan slave, has drawn crowds of Roman Catholic devotees for centuries.
The icon is a copy of the mural, which is revered for its powers to cure the sick and protect against tremors in the Andean country.
Originally worshipped by Afro-Peruvians, the Senor de los Milagros has become Peru's best-known icon and has inspired worshipers around the world.
President Pedro Martin Vizcarra saluted the icon, leaving the government palace to do so.
(Production: Carlos Valdez)
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