Striking images of Corpus Christi celebrations around the world

Men hold traditional devil masks during Corpus Christi mass celebrations at the San Atanacio church in La Villa

While US Catholics celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi yesterday, many of the world’s faithful observed the feast on Thursday of last week, some in rather dramatic fashion, as shown in this lovely slideshow of Corpus Christi celebrations around the globe. Take a look! Unfortunately the description of the Eucharist used in the photo captions — “the transformation of the body and blood of Christ into bread and wine” — gets it backwards.

Men hold traditional devil masks during Corpus Christi mass celebrations at the San Atanacio church in La Villa, Panama, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Residents don colorful masks and bright costumes as they dance through the streets of this small Panamanian town, for its annual commemoration of Corpus Christi. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

 

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