Switzerland 2018. I am an african priest in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Pregassona. Religious procession. Don Darius Solo is a catholic priest from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is blessing with a thurible a wooden sculpture of The Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus during the "Festa patronale La Candelora". Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus, according to the New Testament. Christians believe that she conceived her son while a virgin by the Holy Spirit. The Gospel of Luke begins its account of Mary's life with the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced her divine selection to be the mother of Jesus. The Catholic Church holds distinctive Marian dogmas, namely her status as the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity, and her Assumption into heaven. Pregassona is quarter of the city of Lugano and a former municipality in the district of Lugano. A thurible (via Old French from Medieval Latin turibulum) is a metal censer suspended from chains, in which incense is burned during worship services. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, DRC, the former Belgian Congo, East Congo, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. A red and blue flag from the Canton Ticino. 4.02.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef