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Catholics brave cold, rain for Good Friday procession

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Apr 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Area Catholics braved the cold and rain today in a show of faith and sacrifice on Good Friday.

(NOTE - To see additional photos of the event, click HERE.)

St. Paul Catholic Church parishioners, including Jesus Alvarez portraying Jesus, held a Passion re-enactment that included three large wooden crosses. Portraying the evildoers who accompanied Jesus were Jose Carrillo and Cruz Cuevas.

Many in the procession dressed as people would have at the crucifixion of Jesus, wearing long, draping clothing and head coverings. Several men and boys dressed as Roman soldiers, even carrying whips.

The Good Friday processional is a tradition in Spain and many Latin American countries.

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