Penitents nailed to crosses in Philippine ritual

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Banjo, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Banjo


  2. This is from your link banjo.

    "Church leaders in the Philippines, Asia’s largest predominantly Roman Catholic nation, have frowned on the Easter week rituals, saying Filipinos can show their deep faith without hurting themselves

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    And here the Roman Catholic church leader.
    Really so stupid and sick in the head.

    "It had long been rumoured that the Polish-born pontiff, who died five years ago, engaged in acts of penance and self-flagellation.

    But the practice has now been confirmed by Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the Vatican "postulator" who has the task of reviewing John Paul's life and preparing a case for him being made a saint.

    In the new book, "Why he's a saint", Msgr Oder writes: "As members of the Pope's close entourage heard with their own ears, Karol Wojtyla used to flagellate himself.

    "In his wardrobe, in between all his robes, a special trouser belt hung on a coat hanger, which he used as a whip. He always took it with him when he went to Castel Gandolfo (the traditional summer residence of the popes outside Rome)."