PASSION PLAY

Filipino Gerardo Galvez Jr, 29, portrays the suffering of Jesus Christ in a local community play known as “Senakulo,” during Maundy Thursday yesterday in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Despite calls from the Catholic Church to refrain from self-inflicted pain as a form of repentance, many Catholic devotees continue to practice penitent rituals during Holy Week in the belief that their sins will be forgiven.Mar 29, 2013

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