Thousands attend Mt. Cristo Rey pilgrimage

Keagan Harsha
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 9:03pm

Thousands of people took part in the 74th annual pilgrimage of Mount Cristo Rey.

About 20,000 people, including El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz and Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantu, made the 2.5 mile trek Sunday morning.

The bishops held a mass at the top of the monument.

During the hike, some of the faithful are brave enough to walk up barefoot and hike up the mountain on their knees.

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