Venezuela: Hundreds accompany passion play through Caracas

Hundreds of parishioners joined in with a recreation of Jesus’ crucifixion in Caracas on Good Friday.

Actors dragged the cross through the streets and up a hill, before being crucified before a large crowd.

The recreation takes place in Petare, one of the biggest slums in Latin America, every year and is supported promoted by the ecclesiastical authorities in the area.

Christians celebrate Good Friday, the first Friday before Easter, as the date of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion by the Roman authorities. According to scripture Christ was resurrected on Easter Sunday, and through his death, burial, and return delivered his followers from sin.

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