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Image of the Virgin of Altagracia on its way to Santo Domingo

The image of the Virgen de la Altagracia came out this Sunday afternoon from Higüey as part of the activities for the centenary of her canonical coronation.

The painting of the Virgin was accompanied by bishops, priests and a caravan of vehicles to the National District, the Dominican capital, to be delivered to the Fray Antonio de Montesinos monument.

The transfer began at 3:30 in the afternoon with military security from the Navy Amphibious Command and regional agents from the General Directorate of Traffic Safety and Land Transportation (Digesett), who will be relieved by others depending on the demarcation that the caravan is passing.

The image is transported in a black Lincoln Navigator van, while a replica image of the Virgen de la Altagracia is carried out of another decorative vehicle for the occasion.

Jesús Castro, bishop of the Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia cathedral basilica in Higüey, will deliver the image of the Virgin to the archbishop of Santo Domingo, Monsignor Francisco Ozoria, who will be accompanied by his auxiliary bishops and faithful.

Then the procession will begin to the First Cathedral of America, in the Colonial City. The activities will continue at 8:00 at night with a vigil-serenade dedicated to the Virgin. It will be broadcast on different platforms nationally and internationally until 6:00 in the morning of the next day.

Tomorrow, will be the 100th anniversary of the canonical coronation of the Virgen de la Altagracia, a date that was also declared a Day of Popular Rejoicing by the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, through decree 402-22.


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