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Why Some Muslims Self-Flagellate On This Religious Holiday

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.11.2016 | Religion

Ashura, an optional fast day for Muslims that commemorates different things for Sunnis and Shiites, falls on Oct. 11, 2016. The word itself, ashura, m...

Christian Devotees Perform Bloody Penance (Graphic Photos)

Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Many Catholics in the Philippines performed a particularly intense form of penitence on Maundy Thursday as part of annual Holy Week observances that i...

WATCH: Christians In Philippines Self-Flagellate In Bloody Holy Week Ritual

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Religion

MABALACAT, Philippines – Hundreds of barefoot Filipinos marched on roads, carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bled on ...

Filipinos Endure 'Sacred Pain' For Lent

Posted 06.21.2011 | World

Devout Filipino Catholics took to the streets of Angeles City Thursday to observe the Lenten season with a dramatic religious ritual meant to depict t...