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Infanta Pilar Takes Part in Religious Procession on Good Friday

  April 15, 2017 at 7:55 am by

Spain’s Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, assisted in the procession of the Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos yesterday, Good Friday.

The traditional procession is organised by the Royal Congregation of the Holy Christ of the Faith, Christ of the Alabarderos and Mary Immaculate, Queen of the Angels, whose home is the only military cathedral in Madrid. The statue of Jesus Christ of the Alabarderos is carried through the streets of Madrid by 44 individuals, accompanied by fife and drum players from the military band.

The Infanta was given the task of setting the procession off from the Puerta del Príncipe of the Royal Palace in Madrid. Her niece, Infanta Elena, usually performs the task in her role as Honorary Senior Sister of the Congregation. Infanta Pilar’s daughter, Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, also attended the event.

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