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It is part of the political and social theater of public ritual that the urna's progress to the plaza, marshalled by the catequista forces of Catholic Action, should be so tortuous. It will take an hour at least for it just to emerge from the church, enforcing a lengthy waiting period on the traditionalist advanced guard of the procession as they sit sighing on the gracefully rounded church steps.

The confraternity hierarchy, along with everyone else, are resigned to a long wait.