self-flagellation

<span>36 year-old Catholic penitent Alan David with  2 year-old son Aljur walks towards their home after performing self flagellation on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga. The ritual is done as penitents believe this as a form of repentance for sins despite calls from the Catholic Church to end such practices.</span>
<span>Passersby react as they are spattered with blood from a penitent doing self-flagellation on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga. The ritual is done as penitents believe this as a form of repentance for sins despite calls from the Catholic Church to end such practices. </span>