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Philippines: Catholic zealots re-enact Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday *GRAPHIC*01:55

Philippines: Catholic zealots re-enact Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday *GRAPHIC*

Philippines, San Pedro Cutud
April 19, 2019 at 20:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Believers in the Philippines barangay of San Pedro Cutud recreated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday, in what is an annual tradition that draws thousands of onlookers.

Men volunteered to be whipped and nailed to crosses while wearing a crown of thorns, in order to experience the pain Jesus Christ is said to have gone through and to ask forgiveness for their sins.

Among the participants was 53-year-old Ruben Enaje, a mason and plumber who has been getting crucified repeatedly since 1986.

The New Testament of the Bible says that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem the day after the Jewish Passover, in fulfillment of a prophecy in the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Christians believe he then returned to life that Sunday.

Philippines: Catholic zealots re-enact Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday *GRAPHIC*01:55
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Believers in the Philippines barangay of San Pedro Cutud recreated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday, in what is an annual tradition that draws thousands of onlookers.

Men volunteered to be whipped and nailed to crosses while wearing a crown of thorns, in order to experience the pain Jesus Christ is said to have gone through and to ask forgiveness for their sins.

Among the participants was 53-year-old Ruben Enaje, a mason and plumber who has been getting crucified repeatedly since 1986.

The New Testament of the Bible says that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem the day after the Jewish Passover, in fulfillment of a prophecy in the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Christians believe he then returned to life that Sunday.