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Holy Week 2018: Where to pray Stations of the Cross in Bicol

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:01 PM

For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions

MOUNTAIN HOTEL TURNED NATURE PARK: MAYON SKYLINE. Every year, devotees gather at the Mayon Skyline. Photo courtesy of Ian Diaño

Pope slams Europe over migrants, denounces pedophile priests

Mar 26, 2016 - 8:09 AM

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

GOOD FRIDAY. Pope Francis during the Via Crucis (Way Of The Cross) procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday in Rome, Italy, 25 March 2016. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

Mimicking Christ's suffering: The mandarame of Pampanga

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Despite discouragement from Church officials, the annual ritual has attracted so many local and foreign spectators that it has been included in the calendar of events of the city government and the regional tourism office

PENITENTS. Barefoot and face-covered flagellants form two lines as they walk along a street in San Pedro Cutud village in San Fernando City. All photos by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Pope leads prayers for persecuted Christians on Good Friday

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:48 AM

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

PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED. Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross torchlight procession on Good Friday in Rome, Italy, April 3, 2015. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

San Pedro Cutud: Via Crucis

Apr 19, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The Good Friday rites at San Pedro Cutud culminate with the most brutal re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

San Pedro Cutud: Bernardo, the aspiring Kristo

Apr 19, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Meet Bernardo, a 40 year-old construction worker who has been participating in the bloody Lenten rites for almost half of his life

Bernardo, 40, construction worker, flagellant of 18 years, and aspiring Kristo.

San Pedro Cutud: The bloody pilgrimages

Apr 19, 2014 - 11:01 AM

In Pampanga, Lenten atonement takes a bloody turn – year after year

Every year, devotees flock to San Pedro Cutud to witness a group of flagellants whip themselves to a bloody pulp. Photo by Marga Deona

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu