The re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion has been disavowed by the Catholic Church, but the tradition persists in the Philippines. Photo: Karim Raslan
Karim Raslan
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Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Philippine midterm elections: as Filipinos repent during Holy Week, the nation grapples with the sacred and the profane

  • The Good Friday traditions of crucifixions and whippings in the country are, in many ways, emblematic of the contradictory, often dualistic nature of Philippine public life

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The re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion has been disavowed by the Catholic Church, but the tradition persists in the Philippines. Photo: Karim Raslan
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