World News: Thousands join five-day-long processionNovember 21, 2011 No Comments
November 21, 2011 | UCANEWS
(Indonesia) - About 5,000 Catholics joined a special five-day procession in East Nusa Tenggara’s Ende district to parade the Most Blessed Sacrament in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Indonesian Church and the feast day of Christ the King.
The November 13-18 procession wound its way through every parish in the district starting from St. Mary Church in Worhonio before finishing at Christ the King Cathedral in Ende.
Here the Most Blessed Sacrament was displayed until yesterday’s feast day.
“Not only did this procession celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Indonesian Church and the feast, it was also to remind Catholics of their devotion to Jesus,” Father Reginaldus Piperno, cathedral parish priest, said in his welcoming speech at the cathedral church.
The Indonesian Church was officially established with the issuance of the “Quod Christus Adorandus” by Pope John XXIII on January 3, 1961, nine months after the Bishops Council sent its petition letter.
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