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Nailed-on Catholics gets Crucified for Good Friday – photos

by | 6th, April 2012

THIS Holy Week at San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, around two dozen Catholic devotees were nailed on the cross. People like Ramil Lazaro and a woman named Percy Valencia got their hands and feet nailed to crosses by men dressed as Romans. One man never made it to Heaven, having been removed from the scene in an ambulance.

Says Arturo Bating, 44: “This is a vow I had made to God so that He will spare my family from sickness.”

Having had four-inch nails bashed though his hands and feet before being hoisted on a big wooden cross, Bating added:

“It was a bit painful, but bearable.”

Musn’t grumble, eh. Look on the bright side.

Alex Laranang, 57, told us:

“I hardly feel any pain. The nerves have been deadened.”

Alex has been Crucified loadsa times. He might be an addict. There could be meetings.

If you’re a bit squeamish, you might need to view these photos from behind your knitted fingers. If you’re a believer, you can put your hands over you eyes and stare through the holes…

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Volunteers dressed as Roman Centurions, drive nails through the palms of an unidentified Catholic devotee in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday at San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, April 6, 2012. More than two dozen Catholic devotees have themselves nailed on the cross on Good Friday, a practice rejected by the Catholic Church but has become a tourist attraction.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Volunteers dressed as Roman Centurions, drive nails through the palms of an unidentified Catholic devotee in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday at San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, April 6, 2012. More than two dozen Catholic devotees have themselves nailed on the cross on Good Friday, a practice rejected by the Catholic Church but has become a tourist attraction.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)



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