The Malta Independent 2014.04.18 14:41
Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded
crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local
and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday
in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.
Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice, which
mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual rites
DEVOTION, ROMAN, DEVOTEE, CRUCIFIXION, RITE, CHRIST, PH, DN