Inspector Damian O' Reilly of Greater Manchester Police said: "It's been fantastic. I remember the old days and it's nice to get something going again and show that we're proud of our faith.
"This is just going to get bigger and bigger. This year we've had 1,000 participants, but next year we'll have 5,000," he said.
"We've been also so blessed with this weather. Our Lady wasn't going to let it rain, now was she?"
The procession was accompanied by bagpipes as it made its way down Curry Mile. Upon arriving at Platt Fields Park, 12 drummers from India performed a dance in traditional Kerala dress.
"In India we have many more processions and Hindus and Christians celebrate them in a similar style. Our processions last many hours and we play our drums during a very long time," said Binson Konickal Baby.
"There are approximately 2,000 Catholic families from Kerala in Greater Manchester. This is one way of integrating in the European community and we feel very welcomed."
"This will also help everyone get more religious background in this country," said the 34-year-old. "It's especially important for young people because they'll pass it on to other generations."
The procession ended with a speech by Fr. Thomas Connolly, the dean of St. Kentigern and St. Edwards churches, and the coronation of Our Lady by the vicar general of the Salford diocese, Fr. Anthony Kay.
The superior of the Marian Community of Reconciliation, Andrea Velarde, said the procession surpassed all their expectations and that she was really impressed by people's devotion to Our Lady.
"We realized that the best way to evangelize in this country is through Mary. So that's what has happened," she said. "It was very moving to see people's piety. The volunteers didn't even want to stop carrying her, to switch turns as they were supposed to."
More information about the Marian Community of Reconciliation can be found at: http://www.clmuk.org/fraternasuk/
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