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April 3, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
At high noon Thursday, the 13 devotees of the Sagrado Corazon Senor religious cult fell to their knees in the detention area of a military camp here and prayed for strength to resume their holy war against communism. For 15 minutes, they mumbled sacred incantations, fingered amulets that they believe make their bodies bulletproof and invoked the power of their master, a bearded Filipino religious zealot who claims to be a reincarnation of Jesus.
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April 10, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Men dressed as Roman centurions north of Manila on Friday hammered nails into the palms and feet of a faith healer dressed in sequins to commemorate Jesus' death on the cross. Hundreds of other Filipinos dragged six-foot crosses on their backs or flogged themselves with whips until they bled in a grisly observance of Good Friday. In Jerusalem, Christians from around the world retraced Jesus Christ's steps on the way to his crucifixion.
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April 10, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Men dressed as Roman centurions north of Manila on Friday hammered nails into the palms and feet of a faith healer dressed in sequins to commemorate Jesus' death on the cross. Hundreds of other Filipinos dragged six-foot crosses on their backs or flogged themselves with whips until they bled in a grisly observance of Good Friday. In Jerusalem, Christians from around the world retraced Jesus Christ's steps on the way to his crucifixion.
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March 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims wailed, wept and prayed Saturday under a blazing sun as they awaited an appearance by the Virgin Mary. Only a handful claimed they saw an apparition. Word of an expected apparition swept the Philippines, Asia's only predominantly Roman Catholic country, after a 12-year-old self-styled seer, Judiel Nieva, claimed to have seen the Virgin on the first Saturday of every month since 1989.
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December 12, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a million Filipinos poured into a downtown Manila park last Tuesday afternoon, not for a political rally, or a rock concert, or a government handout. They were there for a Roman Catholic Mass. It was one of the largest religious gatherings in the history of this devoutly Catholic nation.
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April 5, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A local military commander Saturday ordered the disarming of members of a fanatic Filipino religious cult after some of them cut off the head of a suspected Communist rebel leader last week. The order came after national newspapers published front-page photographs showing members of the cult smiling, holding knives and carrying the severed head of the alleged guerrilla.
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March 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims wailed, wept and prayed Saturday under a blazing sun as they awaited an appearance by the Virgin Mary. Only a handful claimed they saw an apparition. Word of an expected apparition swept the Philippines, Asia's only predominantly Roman Catholic country, after a 12-year-old self-styled seer, Judiel Nieva, claimed to have seen the Virgin on the first Saturday of every month since 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a million Filipinos poured into a downtown Manila park last Tuesday afternoon, not for a political rally, or a rock concert, or a government handout. They were there for a Roman Catholic Mass. It was one of the largest religious gatherings in the history of this devoutly Catholic nation.
NEWS
April 5, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A local military commander Saturday ordered the disarming of members of a fanatic Filipino religious cult after some of them cut off the head of a suspected Communist rebel leader last week. The order came after national newspapers published front-page photographs showing members of the cult smiling, holding knives and carrying the severed head of the alleged guerrilla.
NEWS
April 3, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
At high noon Thursday, the 13 devotees of the Sagrado Corazon Senor religious cult fell to their knees in the detention area of a military camp here and prayed for strength to resume their holy war against communism. For 15 minutes, they mumbled sacred incantations, fingered amulets that they believe make their bodies bulletproof and invoked the power of their master, a bearded Filipino religious zealot who claims to be a reincarnation of Jesus.
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