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Good Friday in Latin America

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Across Latin America, Roman Catholic faithful commemorated Good Friday with processions and ceremonies re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus.

In the Guatemalan town of Antigua, devotees wearing purple and white carried a three-ton religious float with a 300-year-old, life-size statue of Jesus bearing the cross during a procession. Brazilians lined the streets in the Complexo do Alemao favela to watch a Way of the Cross reenactment.

Penitents knows as cucuruchos carry a religious float transporting a 300-year-old, life-sized statue of Jesus Christ bearing the cross, during a Holy Week procession in Antigua, Guatemala, Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Penitents knows as cucuruchos carry a religious float transporting a 300-year-old, life-sized statue of Jesus Christ bearing the cross, in Antigua, Guatemala, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

On a hill overlooking the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, men costumed as Roman soldiers tied men to wooden crosses as residents gathered to watch the reenactment of the crucifixion.

Birds fly over penitents known as cucuruchos during the Jesus the Almighty Good Friday procession, as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ’s earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Birds fly over penitents known as cucuruchos during the Jesus the Almighty Good Friday procession, in Quito, Ecuador, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

In Ecuador, thousands of penitents accompanied a statue of Jesus the Almighty in a march through the capital, while in Cuba, faithful marked Good Friday with a procession through the streets of Havana.

Luiz Henrique, left, playing the role of Jesus Christ, carries a cross during a Way of the Cross reenactment as part of Holy Week celebrations, at the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ's earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Luiz Henrique, left, playing the role of Jesus Christ, carries a cross during a Way of the Cross reenactment at the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

A member of the Nazarene brotherhood carries a crown of thorns on a decorative pillow during a Holy Week procession, in Zipaquira, Colombia, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

A member of the Nazarene brotherhood carries a crown of thorns on a decorative pillow during a Holy Week procession, in Zipaquira, Colombia, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

A penitent flogs his back as he takes part in the Jesus the Almighty Good Friday procession, as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ’s earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

A penitent flogs his back as he takes part in the Jesus the Almighty Good Friday procession in Quito, Ecuador, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Penitents known as cucuruchos carry flower bouquets during the Jesus the Almighty Good Friday procession, as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ’s earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Cucuruchos carry flowers during the Jesus the Almighty Good Friday procession in Quito, Ecuador, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

A penitent known as a cucurucho holds a child standing on the edge of a sawdust carpet constructed by the Alvarez family and friends, after a Holy Week procession walked over it in Antigua, Guatemala, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo

A cucurucho holds a child standing on the edge of a sawdust carpet constructed by the Alvarez family and friends, after a Holy Week procession walked over it in Antigua, Guatemala, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

An actor, playing the role of Jesus Christ, is whipped by a Roman soldier as he falls during a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Atyra, Paraguay, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

David Rodi, playing the role of Jesus Christ, is whipped by a Roman soldier during a Way of the Cross reenactment in Atyra, Paraguay, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Resident take a part in a Way of the Cross reenactment as part of Holy Week celebrations, at the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ's earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Residents take part in a Way of the Cross reenactment at the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

A penitent playing the role of one of two thieves sentenced to be crucified alongside Jesus Christ, carries a cross during a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A penitent playing the role of a thief carries a cross during a Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A faithful burns incense as women known as 'Piadosas' take part in the 'Lloronas' procession as part of Holy Week in Yavi, Argentina's Jujuy province, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A faithful burns incense as women known as ‘Piadosas’ or pious ones take part in the Weeping Women Good Friday procession, in Yavi, Argentina’s Jujuy province, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Devotees dressed as Roman soldiers are transported in a cargo truck before the start of a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Colina, Chile, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Devotees dressed as Roman soldiers are transported in a cargo truck to a Way of the Cross reenactment in Colina, Chile, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

A devotee dressed as a Roman soldier places his foot on the face of penitent playing the role of one of two thieves sentenced to be crucified alongside Jesus Christ, during a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A devotee dressed as a Roman soldier places his foot on the face of penitent playing the role of a thief during a Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

A man on horseback watches a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations in the San Mateo neighborhood of Tepotzotlan, Mexico, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ's earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A man on horseback watches a Way of the Cross reenactment in the San Mateo neighborhood of Tepotzotlan, Mexico, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A statue of Jesus Christ lies surrounded by flowers before the start of the 'Lloronas' procession as part of Holy Week in Yavi, Argentina's Jujuy province, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A crucifix of Jesus Christ lays in a bed of of flowers in Yavi, Argentina’s Jujuy province, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A performer reenacts the hanging of Judas as part of Holy Week celebrations, in the San Mateo neighborhood of Tepotzotlan, Mexico, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ's earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A performer reenacts the hanging of Judas in the San Mateo neighborhood of Tepotzotlan, Mexico, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Parishioners and members of the Nazarene brotherhood attend a Holy Week service in Zipaquira, Colombia, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Parishioners and members of the Nazarene brotherhood attend a Good Friday service in Zipaquira, Colombia, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Luiz Henrique, playing the role of Jesus Christ, takes part in a Way of the Cross reenactment as part of Holy Week celebrations, at the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ's earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Luiz Henrique, playing the role of Jesus Christ, takes part in a Way of the Cross reenactment at the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Faithful kneel in prayer during a Good Friday service as part of Holy Week celebrations, at the Saint Pierre Catholic church in the Pétion-Ville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus Christ’s earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

Faithful kneel in prayer during a Good Friday service at the Saint Pierre Catholic church in the Pétion-Ville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

An actor, playing the role of Jesus Christ, hangs on a cross during a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Atyra, Paraguay, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

David Rodi, playing the role of Jesus Christ, hangs on a cross during a Way of the Cross reenactment, in Atyra, Paraguay, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Penitents hang on crosses during a Way of the Cross reenactment, as part of Holy Week celebrations in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Penitents hang on crosses during a Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Devotees carry a statue of Jesus Christ past a jazz bar during a Holy Week procession in Havana, Cuba, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Devotees carry a statue of Jesus Christ past a jazz bar during a Good Friday procession in Havana, Cuba, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Devotees dressed as Roman soldiers remove Daniel Hernandez, playing the role of Jesus Christ, in a white cloth after he is brought down from a cross, in a Way of the Cross reenactment as part of Holy Week celebrations, in Colina, Chile, Friday, March 29, 2024. Holy Week commemorates the last week of Jesus' earthly life which culminates with his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Devotees dressed as Roman soldiers remove Daniel Hernandez, playing the role of Jesus Christ, in a white cloth after he is brought down from a cross, in a Way of the Cross reenactment in Colina, Chile, on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)