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Filipino devotees self-flagellate for Easter, defying ban on gatherings

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Racy Cocky State
  04/02/21
? whites explain yourselves for not doing this and taking...
Glittery misunderstood station stain
  04/02/21
libs only do this for their one true religion: diversity
Racy Cocky State
  04/02/21
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The Fellowship of the Retriever
  10/13/21
they're devout Catholics
Jet-lagged galvanic senate black woman
  04/02/21
Gorgeous Catholics :-)
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  10/13/21
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pecorino romano
  10/13/21
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Date: April 2nd, 2021 11:39 PM
Author: Racy Cocky State

asians, explain yourselves ...

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1414219/filipino-devotees-self-flagellate-for-easter-defying-ban-on-gatherings

Filipino devotees self-flagellate for Easter, defying ban on gatherings

Reuters / 10:25 PM April 02, 2021

MANILA – Barefoot and with their backs bloodied by repeated flogging, Catholic devotees in the Philippines defied a ban on gatherings on Good Friday to perform a ritual of self-flagellation as a means of atonement during Holy Week.

Participants were few compared to recent years, after authorities reimposed tight restrictions in response to a jump in coronavirus infections, worsened by the spread of more transmissible variants.

But near one church in Manila’s Tondo area, about 10 devotees, wearing facemasks and with the cloth cut away from the backs, struck their backs with bamboo whips swung rhythmically from left to right as they walked.

“I prayed for my parents. I’m thankful they haven’t gotten sick,” said 25-year-old devotee Melvin Devibar.

“Even during this pandemic, I don’t believe we will be affected by COVID as long as we pray.”

Other, larger groups from other areas had sought to join the flagellation ritual at the Tondo church but were stopped at police checkpoints and made to turn back.

The Philippines reported a daily record 15,310 new coronavirus infections on Friday, one of the region’s highest since the pandemic started, bringing its total to 771,497 cases, among the most in Asia.

Many Filipinos perform religious penance in the week leading to Easter in the hope they will be cleansed of sins and illnesses and their wishes might be granted.

But the Catholic Church, the dominant faith in the Philippines, has expressed disapproval of self-flagellation and considers it an extreme misinterpretation of faith.

It says prayers and sincere repentance are enough to commemorate Lent.



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Date: April 2nd, 2021 11:40 PM
Author: Glittery misunderstood station stain

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whites explain yourselves for not doing this and taking your devotion to the LORD seriously

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Date: April 2nd, 2021 11:42 PM
Author: Racy Cocky State

libs only do this for their one true religion: diversity

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Date: October 13th, 2021 10:56 PM
Author: The Fellowship of the Retriever (Redwall Mouse Lives Matter!)



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Date: April 2nd, 2021 11:42 PM
Author: Jet-lagged galvanic senate black woman

they're devout Catholics

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Date: October 13th, 2021 10:56 PM
Author: The Fellowship of the Retriever (Redwall Mouse Lives Matter!)

Gorgeous Catholics :-)

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Date: October 13th, 2021 10:56 PM
Author: pecorino romano



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Date: October 13th, 2021 10:57 PM
Author: The Fellowship of the Retriever (Redwall Mouse Lives Matter!)



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