Penance through self-flagellation, crucifixion
Updated as of Apr 17 11:33 AM
In a small village in San Fernando, Pampanga, tourists flock to see the gory spectacle of self-flagellation or crucifixion by some men and women during Good Friday to depict the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Christian Esguerra explains what this means to penitents and what Catholic teachings say about it.
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