‘SALUBONG.’ A young girl dressed as an angel removes the black veil that covers the face of Blessed Virgin Mary while hoisted above the stadium of Mintal Elementary School in Barangay Mintal, Davao City on Easter Sunday’s (April 16) mass. Thousands of Catholic devotees join the “Salubong,” a Catholic rite that reenacts the meeting of the risen Jesus Christ and Mary to represent their reunion during Christ’s resurrection. A child dressed as an angel, hoisted through ropes, descends to remove the black veil of mourning and crowns her as the Nuestra Señora de Alegria (Our Lady of Joy). (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

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