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A Bunch Of Filipinos Celebrated Easter By Volunteering To Get Crucified

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Those who are crucified only stay up on the cross for about ten minutes, but it's quite clearly a painful experience.

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"I will do it as long as my body will allow me," 43-year-old Danilo Ramos, who has been crucified 23 times, told Reuters. "I hope God will see my sacrifice and take good care of my family."

It's not only men who participate in the religious ritual, which has been denounced by the Roman Catholic Church.

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"Penance does not mean you hurt yourself, because your body is a temple that houses the spirit," Archbishop Aniceto Paciano of San Fernando told Reuters.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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