Posted at Apr 19 2019 09:41 PM

Here are the big stories today in photos

Visita Iglesia in Manila

Catholic devotees from Dagat-Dagatan in Malabon walk barefoot on their way to Manila Cathedral from Binondo Church during the annual Visita Iglesia on Maundy Thursday. Visita Iglesia is a religious tradition fulfilled by most Filipino Catholics on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday as an act of penance. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Crucifixion, re-enacted

Indian Catholics re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Holy Family Church in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Good Friday. Passion plays are a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus Christ and are an integral part of Good Friday celebrations for Catholics. Noah Seelam, AFP

Emulating the Passion of Christ

Residents re-enact the passion of Jesus Christ in Cainta, Rizal on Good Friday. Various areas across the country commemorate the life of Jesus Christ either through re-enactments, self-flagellation, or even true crucifixions. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Los Empelaos

Villagers take snapshots of a penitent during the Catholic procession of 'Los Empalaos' early Good Friday in Valverde de la Vera, Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. Bernat Armangue, AP Photo

Pampanga penitents

Christian devotees whip their backs with bamboo strips on a street in Pampanga during the reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto crosses throughout Good Friday in a blood-soaked worship display in the Philippines, Asia's Catholic outpost. Noel Celis, AFP

Pasang Krus

Penitents participating in the annual “Pasang Krus” in Mandaluyong City are reflected in a camera, as residents watch on Good Friday. At least 50 penitents dressed up as Jesus Christ take turns carrying a cross around a few barangays as part of the yearly tradition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN news

Penance complete

Jerry Lerry Punzalan and members of the Python Club near their town of Floridablanca, Pampanga, before noon on Good Friday, completing their penance for the Holy Week. Punzalan and other devotees left San Jose city, Nueva Ecija on April 13, walking some 130 kilometers as a show of faith. Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News