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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...