Unholy image: 4-year-old boy allegedly joins bloody Holy Week ritual

There should be an age restriction for this or something.

Screenshot from ABS-CBNnews.com


ABS-CBNnews.com reports that some concerned citizens shared with ABS-CBN News "the photo of a four-year-old boy whose face was shrouded and whose back was covered in what appears to be blood during Good Friday rituals in Barangay San Pedro, Cutud in San Fernando, Pampanga."


There’s also a video which, as the report said, "shows the boy lying flat on the ground, face down, as he appears to be flagellated by an adult. Next to the boy is an adult penitent also being apparently whipped on what appears to be his bloody backside."

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The video was forwarded to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Region 3 office. The report then revealed that "authorities examined the back of the child and saw no scars or bruises. The DSWD said the reddish color smeared on the boy's back was allegedly the blood of other adult penitents."


But, even so, is it right for a kid that young to be exposed to the practice that way?


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