Pope Benedict XVI enters St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday to begin the Vatican's Easter vigil service.
Pope Benedict XVI enters St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday to begin the Vatican's Easter vigil service.

Pain: A Filipino man has nails through his hands – and some more put through his feet as he is put on a cross in the re-enactment. The event has been condemned by the Catholic church

 

Agony: Woman penitent Percy Valencia has a three inch steel nail hammered into her foot in Paombong, Bulacan province, northern Philippines, today
Agony: Woman penitent Percy Valencia has a three inch steel nail hammered into her foot in Paombong, Bulacan province, northern Philippines, today

 

Agony: Bobby Gomez grimaces as a nail is hammered into his hand in the Good Friday celebration
Agony: Bobby Gomez grimaces as a nail is hammered into his hand in the Good Friday celebration

 

Close-up: Percy Valencia. 41, has a nail going all the way through her hand during the re-enactment today
Close-up: Percy Valencia. 41, has a nail going all the way through her hand during the re-enactment today

 

Agony: Percy Valerncia, 41, closes her eyes as she is put on the cross with nails through her hands
Agony: Percy Valerncia, 41, closes her eyes as she is put on the cross with nails through her hands

 

Bloody: Jon Jon Tanael looks at the nail going into his hand as a man holds a rag covered in blood during the event. 17 people took part
Bloody: Jon Jon Tanael looks at the nail going into his hand as a man holds a rag covered in blood during the event. 17 people took part

 

Pain: A Filipino man has nails through his hands - and some more put through his feet as he is put on a cross in the reenactment. The event has been condemned by the Catholic church
Pain: A Filipino man has nails through his hands - and some more put through his feet as he is put on a cross in the reenactment. The event has been condemned by the Catholic church

 

Grim reenactment: Three Filipinos are nailed to crosses in a Good Friday crucifixion in Barangay Cutud, San Fernando. The event attracted a crowd of around 10,000 people
Grim reenactment: Three Filipinos are nailed to crosses in a Good Friday crucifixion in Barangay Cutud, San Fernando. The event attracted a crowd of around 10,000 people

 

Bloody feet: Filipinos acting as Centurions carry a penitent with bloodied feet after he was nailed to a cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday in Barangay Cutud, San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines
Bloody feet: Filipinos acting as Centurions carry a penitent with bloodied feet after he was nailed to a cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday in Barangay Cutud, San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines

 

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