Organizers want ‘Black Nazarene’ festival in Philippines to go green

January 8, 2018
By Inés San Martín

Three years ago, Pope Francis shattered the all-time record for turnout for a papal Mass by drawing an estimated six million people in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The previous record had also been set in the heavily Catholic Asian nation, when St. Pope John Paul II is believed to have celebrated a concluding Mass at World Youth Day for somewhere between four and five million.