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Obama: Israel visit made Easter extra special

President Barack Obama says he felt the spirit of Jesus Christ on a recent visit to Israel, and it made this Easter particularly special for him.Full story

Devotees nailed to cross in Philippine folk Catholicism ritual

CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) - About two dozen Filipinos were nailed to crosses on Good Friday in an extreme display of devotion that the Catholic church looks down upon as a form of folk religion but appears powerless to stop. Full story

Author talks unusual research for religious thriller

  In author Linda Stasi’s new book, a journalist is on a worldwide chase to prove that a man on trial for crimes against humanity is the cloned son of Jesus Christ. She talks about the religious thriller, “The Sixth Station,” which is sure to stir up some controversy.

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An actor playing the role of Jesus Christ takes part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis", which commemorates the crucifixion of Christ, during the Orthodox Church's Good Friday celebrations in Bucharest
An actor playing the role of Jesus Christ takes part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis", which commemorates the crucifixion of Christ, during the Orthodox Church's Good Friday celebrations in Bucharest

An actor playing the role of Jesus Christ takes part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis" , which commemorates the crucifixion of Christ, during the Orthodox Church's Good Friday celebrations in Bucharest May 3, 2013. Romania's Orthodox majority celebrates Easter on May 5. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (

Actors take part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis", which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Orthodox Church's Good Friday celebrations in Bucharest
Actors take part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis", which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Orthodox Church's Good Friday celebrations in Bucharest

Actors take part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis" , which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Orthodox Church's Good Friday celebrations in Bucharest May 3, 2013. Romania's Orthodox majority celebrates Easter on May 5. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIE

Greek Orthodox priest pray in front of figure of crucified Jesus Christ on Good Friday north of Athens
Greek Orthodox priest pray in front of figure of crucified Jesus Christ on Good Friday north of Athens

Metropolitan Ioannis of Thermopylae throws flowers inside a crypt with a figure of a crucified Jesus Christ during a mass on Good Friday at Penteli monastery north of Athens May 3, 2013. Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Easter on Sunday. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: RELIGION