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Self-flagellation continues even during Luzon lockdown

Eloisa Lopez, Reuters

Posted at Apr 09 2020 03:06 PM

Self-flagellation continues even during Luzon lockdown

Filipino Catholic Richard Pineda, 30, stands for a portrait showing his bloodied back and bamboo whip shortly after finishing the ritual of self-flagellation on Maundy Thursday, amid the enforcement of home quarantine to contain the COVID-19 in Manila, Philippines. Self-flagellation has been a hot topic in the Philippines as devotees continue to whip themselves as a way for atoning their sins even if it is not sanctioned by the Catholic Church.