Philippine bishops warn against crucifixion reenactments
Catholic World News - March 29, 2010
Bishops from around the Philippines are discouraging the faithful from taking part in literal reenactments of Christ’s scourging and crucifixion. Such acts “are expressions of superstitious beliefs and are usually done out of the need for money and for tourism purposes, which is totally wrong,” said Bishop Rolando Tirona of Infanta, who instead recommended “fasting, abstinence, prayer, reflection, and almsgiving.”
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