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Ministry of Health of the Philippines has warned that before the crucifixion nails should be sterilized

March 20 2008
14:04

As you know, every year on Good Friday dozens of men in the Philippines play the crucifixion of Jesus Christ - they nailed to wooden crosses. Hundreds of other people, mostly men, stripped to the waist and scourged themselves until the blood - in their view, is a way to atone for their sins over the past year.

Everyone who takes part in the Easter ceremonies, the crucifixion and flagellation in the Philippines, Ministry of Health has warned of the need to be vaccinated against tetanus. Local Ministry of Health has recommended the participants rituals check the status of the whip, which they intend to flagellate himself. Dirty pests can cause contamination with tetanus and other infections. The same way doctors have warned of the need to sterilize all the nails used for crucifixion, to protect themselves from infection. It is reported today, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph.

The Catholic Church complained ceremonies crucifixion and flagellation, the contraction in individual cities predominantly Catholic country the tourist crowds.

Health Minister Francisco Duque said that talk "Flagellants (bichuyuschihsya) from the scourging of the flesh is difficult, so the best thing that can make penitents - is to ensure that their whips are in good condition. The Ministry of Health also warned of the need to sterilize the nails used for crucifixion. Their length is 15 cm

On Friday in San Fernando in Pampanga province in the ritual of crucifixion are going to participate, 23 persons, including two women.

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