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Filipinos Crucify Themselves In Good Friday Rites (VIDEO)

(AP) SAN FERNANDO, Philippines — Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ’s suffering and death – an annual rite rejected by church leaders in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

At least 23 people were nailed to crosses in three villages in northern Pampanga province’s San Fernando city to mark Good Friday, with foreigners banned from taking part this year except as spectators, said Ching Pangilinan, a city tourism officer and one of the organizers.

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