Rappler's latest stories on Good Friday
'Mangako kayo ngayong Biyernes Santo, hindi kayo maninindak. Hindi kayo magiging marahas. Hindi kayo magiging bully,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
'While making mistakes is part of our being human, we should not lose hope,' says a devotee, explaining how for her, Santo Entierro represents Jesus taking responsibility for our sins to save us
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'Papayagan ba natin ipako sa krus si Hesus? O baka meron tayong ibang poprotektahan na hari? Ano 'yung hari na isasalba natin?'
Catholics line up to kiss the feet of the image of Jesus Christ on the cross during the Good Friday service led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Though frowned upon by the Church, the gruesome reenactments of Christ's final moments draw thousands of believers and tourists in a carnival-like atmosphere that is big business for locals
'We are being asked again. Do we nail Jesus to the cross? Do we allow Jesus to be crucified? Or maybe we are protecting another king?' asks the Manila Archbishop during the Good Friday service
(UPDATED) Organizers secure a permit from Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra but he says he didn’t know they planned to enter the ground zero. The military says it was generally peaceful.
Here is the set of readings in Catholic churches around the world for Good Friday 2018
Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?
We write about the pork barrel queen in the holiest of weeks in Asia’s biggest Christian country, and rightly so. She represents one of our worst contradictions as a nation of the faithful.
Ever wondered why the dates for Holy Week change? Check out this video!
A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch
Shame for all the images of devastation destruction and shipwrecks which have become ordinary in our lives Pope Francis says in an apparent reference to Mediterranean migrant disasters
Around 3 000 Catholic devotees go through the Stations of the Cross in Manila and offer prayers for various intentions
For 7 Fridays leading to Good Friday Siquijor s healers scour Mount Bandila an and other sources for ingredients for a powerful concoction to be mixed and brewed on Black Saturday
The tradition of voluntary crucifixions and self flagellation in Pampanga continues to draw devotees and fascinate spectators
Watch the Good Friday mass live here on Rappler
On Good Friday Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Masindak tayo at malungkot huwag po nating hayaan na ang kultura ay kumalat
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Catholics during a Walk for Life procession on Good Friday April 14
On Good Friday in the Philippines – a country that celebrates its long Christian heritage – we see not the death but the persistence of cruelty
The Good Friday Walk for Life begins 4:30 am at Baclaran Church and ends at the Manila Cathedral says Cardinal Tagle
More than 15 000 Catholics attended Good Friday service in the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Assumption Jakarta
In the wake of this week s deadly attacks in Brussels Pope Francis slams terrorist acts committed by followers of some religions which profane the name of God and which use the holy name to justify their unprecedented violence
Ang mundo natin ngayon wag kang magpapatalo Unahan Yapakan Ang hindi mayayapakan yan ang nakatupad ng kanyang misyon Kaya punong puno tayo ng inggitan siraan Bago ako maunahan tapakan ko na
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says this misguided ambition has also led politicians to attack their rivals so they can win more votes
UPDATED The Church discourages these extreme acts because Jesus Christ had already undergone that for all of us There is no need to repeat it a Catholic priest says
Together with their prayers pilgrims leave their trash at the Antipolo Cathedral
It turns out my Catholic American experience is mild and typical compared to my first Good Friday in the Philippines
Ruben Enaje known as Ben Kristo due to his plum role in his city s Senakulo is planning to retire after 29 consecutive years of crucifixion
Men and women are imprisoned and even killed solely because they are believers or committed to justice and peace They are not ashamed of the cross They are outstanding examples to everyone
The Good Friday rites at San Pedro Cutud culminate with the most brutal re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
The play draws thousands of tourists who want to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ
Meet Bernardo, a 40 year-old construction worker who has been participating in the bloody Lenten rites for almost half of his life
In Pampanga, Lenten atonement takes a bloody turn – year after year
The ritual held every year to mark Good Friday in Asia s bastion of Catholicism has become a major tourist draw despite official disapproval from Church leaders
La Granja an agricultural village in La Carlota joins the entire country in interpreting the Passion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday
Filipino penitents have themselves crucified on Good Friday in a ritual discouraged by the Catholic Church
Christ allowed himself to be nailed to a cross knowing he was going to die Could we consider this a form of suicide?
We eat expensive fish meals for a supposedly sacrificial Lenten practice reflecting our attitudes toward following rules