The procession of the Virgen del Cisne finally culminated in the city of Loja. She arrived yesterday at 4:00pm, with thousands of local and foreign parishioners, who despite the cold and rain escorted “la portentosa” on her tour around the country.
The Virgin arrived to the military zone where the highest authorities honored her as “General of the Armed Forces,” in a military ceremony. At 5:30pm was carried on shoulders to the gateway of the city, where she was given the “Lojanidad Band” and then entered the central park of Loja. The image will remain in this city until next November 1.
Several national and international media covered the culmination of the pilgrimage. From Telemundo (New Jersey), producers Hernan Ramirez and Marina Lundy, covered all the details of the procession for a special program on the pilgrimage of “La Churona” which will broadcast on Saturday night for the Latin population of the United States.