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Hardcore Lent Rituals By Filipino Catholics

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Published on Apr 9, 2012

Via Reuters/Yahoo: "Hundreds of barefoot Filipinos marched on roads, carrying heavy wooden crosses and whipping their backs until they bled on Thursday in an annual gory religious ritual as the mainly Catholic Philippines observed near the end of the Lenten season. Many Filipino devotees perform religious penance during the week leading up to Easter Sunday as a form of worship and supplication, a practice discouraged by Catholic bishops, but widely believed by devotees to cleanse sins, cure illness and even grant wishes...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

* http://news.yahoo.com/filipino-cathol...

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