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The sleepy little town of Dapitan in the southern Philippines comes to life every 24th of July to celebrate their faith
People wake up before sunrise, cover their bodies with mud from the surrounding rice fields, and their faces with dried leaves
Self-flagellations and crucifixions are some of the popular forms of rituals that Filipino Catholics participate in during the Holy Week
“We give thanks to God ... for the rich Catholic heritage of the Philippines that has become such a beautiful part of our Catholic life"
The Black Nazarene devotion is perhaps one of the Philippines' most predominantly working-class Catholic devotions
This year, there will be no sea of bodies of devotees of the Black Nazarene who would usually flood Manila's Quiapo district