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Photos: ‘Salubong’

The “Salubong” is an Easter tradition in the Philippines that reenacts the meeting of the risen Jesus and his mother on Easter morning

Photos: ‘Way of the Cross’

Many towns in the predominantly Catholic Philippines stage various versions of the "Passion and Death of Jesus" on Good Friday

Pope Francis washes prisoners’ feet at Mass on Holy Thursday

Pope Francis described Christ’s action as “a strange thing” in this world: “Jesus washing the feet of the traitor, the one who sells him”

Photos: ‘Penitensya’ (A Holy Week devotion in the Philippines)

Penitents consider these acts to be mortification of the flesh to ask forgiveness for sins, to fulfil a vow, or to express gratitude

Photos: Faithful in Philippines’ Bulacan province ‘arrest’ Jesus

Self-flagellations and crucifixions are some of the popular forms of rituals that Filipino Catholics participate in during the Holy Week

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