Spanish town remembers a leading light

Locals using hanging wineskins in flames as torches as they took part in the Vitor's Civic Procession in Mayorga, Spain, on Tuesday. The procession marked the occasion on Sept 27, 1752 when the people of Mayorga emerged from their homes with torches
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Locals using hanging wineskins in flames as torches as they took part in the Vitor's Civic Procession in Mayorga, Spain, on Tuesday.

The procession marked the occasion on Sept 27, 1752 when the people of Mayorga emerged from their homes with torches to light up the streets as a relic of Spanish missionary and Archbishop of Lima (Peru), Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo was delivered to his birthplace.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2016, with the headline 'Spanish town remembers a leading light'. Print Edition | Subscribe