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Pope Francis skips Good Friday procession due to cold weather

Some 20,000 people took part in the ceremony at the Colosseum in Rome, which was dedicated to victims of conflict

Philippines holds bloody crucifixions, whippings on Good Friday

Some go to extreme lengths to atone for sins or seek divine intervention in rituals frowned on by the Church

Photos: Women ‘Roman soldiers’ arrest, crucify Jesus on Philippine island

Participation in the Lenten festival has become a religious vow for residents -- men and women

Mahal na Araw

Mahal na Araw ngayon kasi mahal ang presyo ng binayad ni Jesus para sa ating kasalanan – ang kanyang buhay

Holy Week message: humility, selfless love

With the commemoration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ, the call for everyone is to stay humble and practice selfless love

To break bread is to wash another’s feet

"I kept asking who among them truly and literally offered their bodies and blood for me?"

Pope Francis celebrates ‘the birthday of the priesthood’ with 1,800 priests

Pope Francis thanked the priests for the “hidden good” that they do, often carried out “with great effort and little recognition"

Photos: ‘Washing of the Feet’

The gesture of washing the feet is part of the Liturgy that commemorates the Last Supper of the Lord with his apostles

Holy Thursday Photos: ‘Penitensya’

Devotees believe that these religious rites would cleanse them from their sins, cure illnesses, and grant wishes

Should you blindly follow those Holy Week traditions?

Do we need to scourge our backs until they bleed to show atonement for our sins?

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