15:25 | Vatican City, Oct. 23.
A group of Peruvian faithful, who carried a litter that bore a copy of the painting of the Lord of Miracles to St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday, October 23, received greetings from Pope Francis
From the balcony of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father expressed his greetings to the members of the Peruvian community, who dressed in purple robes flocked to St. Peter's Square to celebrate the feast of the Lord of Miracles.
About Lord of Miracles
Known as the Christ of Pachacamilla, Lord of Miracles constitutes Peru's most heavily attended religious festivity and is celebrated yearly in October by all strata of society in homage to the Crucified Christ.
This image is a replica of a centuries-old mural of the crucifixion painted by a slave in the 17th century.
The Lord of Miracles became a motive for worship after the wall on which it was painted miraculously survived a destructive earthquake unscathed.