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Filipino Catholic Man Has Been Crucified Every Year for 33 Years on Good Friday

In an extreme act of religious penitence, a small group of Catholics in the Philippines expressed their devotion by getting themselves nailed to the cross on Good Friday.

The tradition involves a re-enactment of the “Passion of Jesus” at the Calvary in which devout believers engage in self-flagellation, carrying the cross, and the crucifixion itself for those who want to somehow imitate Christ’s sufferings.