Every January 9—except perhaps this time of Covid-19—hundreds of thousands of people crowd the streets of Manila. They move, tightly, waving white handkerchiefs, holding up maroon banners, crying “viva! viva!” and following for hours a black statue—a statue of Jesus.
Their worship is impressive, their faith confusing.
This Traslación ceremony is actually not rambling: the huge procession accompanies the stat...