Blood, Nails and Prayers

The Philippines is the largest Christian country in Asia where devotees take their religion very seriously. The wilder excesses of the faith are best seen during Easter festivals. Depictions of Christ’s last days and the re-enactment of obscure biblical stories climax with human blood flying off the backs of those who whip themselves and real crucifixions using six inch nails.

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Blood, Nails and Prayers

Philip Jones Griffiths


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