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Christians Nailed To Crosses On Good Friday In The Philippines

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Christians Nailed To Crosses On Good Friday In The Philippines

A group of devoted Roman Catholics were crucified in the Philippines to mark Good Friday. This tradition takes place every Easter annually and sees a number of believers nailed to wooden crosses as they reenact the suffering of Jesus Christ even though the church does not agree with any of it.

58 year old Ruben Enaje, has been nailed to a cross every year on Good Friday for the last 30 years in front of foreign and local tourists in San Pedro Cutud village in Pampanga province. This year is his 33rd time being nailed on a cross. Enaje takes on the role of Jesus Christ, portraying his death at the mock Calvary.

58 year old Ruben Enaje, has been nailed to a cross every year for the last 30 years to mark Good Friday

58 year old Ruben Enaje, has been nailed to a cross every year for the last 30 years to mark Good Friday

Actors drove four-inch nails through both his hands and feet and then went on to lift him on a wooden cross for five minutes.

Talking to reporters, Enaje revealed that he continues the tradition to remind the world about the plight of Jesus Christ and it’s the only way he finds solace. He said, “More than penance, this is a solace for me. I feel relieved and happy after every crucifixion because I know that I said my prayers in the best way I can.

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As I carry the cross and be nailed on it, all I do is keep praying, ask for forgiveness and give thanks for all the blessings I have received for the whole year, and ask for another bountiful year.”

Actors drove four-inch nails through both his hands and feet and then went on to lift him on a wooden cross for five minutes.

Actors drove four-inch nails through both his hands and feet and then went on to lift him on a wooden cross for five minutes.

Enaje further said that even though he has put his body up for the last three decades, he cannot handle the pain much more and wants to stop after next year’s Easter. He said, “I am turning 59 years old this coming July. I am getting old and my body can barely handle the physical pain of my penance.

But I have to consider our village officials. They told me that they still cannot find somebody who can replace me for the role of ‘Kristo’. Hopefully we can find my replacement soon because as much as I want to do this, I cannot promise until when my body can take the physical pain.”

A total of nine people in three separate crucifixion sites took part in the extreme Catholic penitence. Dozens of others walked barefoot in the scorching heat as they whipped themselves and carried the large crosses.

Some of the men, wore red robes with their faces covered and hands tied to the crosses, walked for hours along a highway

Some of the men, wore red robes with their faces covered and hands tied to the crosses, walked for hours along a highway

Some of the men, wore red robes with their faces covered and hands tied to the crosses, walked for hours along a highway around 50 miles from the capital city of Manila. Others who take part, used bamboo flails to slash their backs.

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Female Chief Rises To Power, Annuls 850 Child Marriages And Sends Girls Back To School

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Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi, is certainly a force to reckon with. She has not only been able to establish a new law to prevent child marriage, she is also very dedicated to enforcing it!

From the moment Kachindamoto became senior chief, she immediately set about ending the practise of child marriage among her people.

Though illegal, the practice has been culturally accepted in the area. Many families, usually out of financial need, had consented to having their children married off very young.

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi

According to Al Jazeera, Kachindamoto decided to take a stand and made 50 of her sub-chiefs sign an agreement to end child marriage in her area of authority. “I told them, ‘Whether you like it or not, I want these marriages to be terminated.’” She said.

But that was not all, Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school and swore to dismiss any chiefs that continue to allow these controversial practices. “First it was difficult, but now people are understanding,” she told Al Jazeera.

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To ensure all children have a chance to go to school, Kachindamoto operates a secret network of parents to keep an eye on others. And when parents can’t afford to pay school fees, she’ll pay them herself or find someone else who can.

“I don’t want child marriages. They must go to school. No child should be found at home or doing household chores during school time.” Chief Kachindamoto told U.N. Women.

In June alone, she annulled more than 300 child marriages, according to the organization. And over the past three years, the figure reaches close to 850.

She also abolished “kusasa fumbi”, a cleansing ritual that requires girls as young as seven to go to sexual initiation camps in order to train them to perform sex acts to please their future husbands.

Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school

Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school

Kachindamoto received death threats for her work, but simply said: “I don’t care, I don’t mind. I’ve said whatever, we can talk, but these girls will go back to school.”

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with an alarming one in two girls married under age 18. Marrying underage negatively affects girls’ development, interrupting their education and putting them at higher risk of domestic violence and early pregnancy.

“I talk to the parents, I tell them: if you educate your girls you will have everything in the future.” she said to U.N. Women last year.

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16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl- Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

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Drunk driving needs to stop, by all means. Every day people die across the world because some people make the decision to drive while drunk, not only endangering their own lives, but also the lives of all the people on the same road as them.

This story is about a teenager who was smart and listened to her mom, but everything still went so wrong. Everybody needs to read this story.

The story is fictional, but the message behind it is something we can’t just shrug off.

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

“I went to a party, Mom,  I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,  so I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I’d get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.

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I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,
the other car didn’t see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,
the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I’m the one who will pay.

I’m lying here dying, Mom.  I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?  My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom, I’ll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom.  The others didn’t think.

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is,
he drank and I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom?  It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now.  Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don’t think it’s fair.
I’m lying here dying and all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.  Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom, put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.  I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom.  When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom, before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive,  so why am I the one to die?

Please share this story with all your friends on Facebook to show that no one should have to die because someone makes an irresponsible decision to drive while drunk.

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Video Shows Woman Pushing Elderly Man Off The Bus After He Asked Her To Be Nice Causing His Death

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Video Shows Woman Pushing Elderly Man Off The Bus After He Asked Her To Be Nice Causing His Death

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers. The video shows 74-year-old Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21 after Cadesha Michelle Bishop is seen aggressively pushing him off the bus.

At the time of the incident, the 74 year old refused medical treatment, before pain from the injuries he sustained from the fall forced him to go to a hospital later that night. Sadly, he died April 23.

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers.

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers.

Fournier’s family notified Las Vegas police of his death and Cadesha Michelle Bishop, 25, was arrested May 6th. The Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner reported that he died as a result of complications from blunt force injuries he had sustained to his torso and ruled his death a homicide.

Following her arrest Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder and is being held at the Clark County Detention on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.

The police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

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According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section, Fournier had asked the 25 year old woman to be ‘nicer’ to fellow passengers after she’d been heard yelling and cursing at other people in the bus.

In the video, a woman can be seen talking to Fournier as he walked past carrying a walker and heading towards the bus door. As he was about to alight, Bishop appears behind him and pushes him with both hands off the bus smashing his face on the concrete ground.

Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder after pushing an elderly man off a bus and is being held at the Clark County Detention

Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder after pushing an elderly man off a bus and is being held at the Clark County Detention

Speaking to KLAS-TV, Fournier’s neighbor, Jeffrey Bingham, said, “He wasn’t able to eat. He was in a lot of pain, crushed hip. I put my hand up to his face and I said, ‘We got you covered.'”.

“And then he kinda went… he said… ‘God bless you,’ and that was the last thing he said to me.” Bingham added about his last moments with Fournier.

Please keep the families involved in your prayers and pray for this world we live in. Its so heartbreaking that this can happen to someone for asking someone to be nice and a little kinder to other people.

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