[WATCH] Several Maltese towns hold processions to mark Good Friday

Crowds gather across Malta to watch several processions commemorating the Passion of Christ 

Good Friday processions were in several localities across Malta this evening, to commemorate the Passion of Christ who, according to Catholic faith, was crucified to death to atone for the sins of the world.

Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Good Friday procession in Zejtun. Photo: Chris Mangion
Crowds gather across Malta to watch several processions commemorating the Passion of Christ. Video: Chris Mangion

As is tradition, crowds of people gathered to watch the processions in localities such as Zejtun, Naxxar and Birgu. People are walking around the city, dressed up as biblical figures and carrying large statues. Others are walking barefoot in the streets, with chains tied to their ankles or dragging large wooden crosses, believing that they are fulfilling personal vows with God.  

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