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Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb
Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.

Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb
Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade
Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade

Hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees poured into Manila Thursday for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.

Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval.

Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions
Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas
Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists were flocking to the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas at the site where many believe Jesus Christ was born.

Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas
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'Wife' of Jesus theory attracts scepticism

A US professor has caused a sensation in Rome where she spoke about an ancient papyrus fragment that refers to the "wife" of Jesus.

'Wife' of Jesus theory attracts scepticism

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