July 2, 2012
A worshipper covered with mud receives Communion during a Mass celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist in the remote village of Bibiclat, north of Manila, Philippines, June 24. Hundreds of Catholics participated in the religious tradition, which has been held in the village annually since 1945.

CNS PHOTO | ERIK DE CASTRO, REUTERS

Muddy celebration

A worshipper covered with mud receives Communion during a Mass celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist in the remote village of Bibiclat, north of Manila, Philippines, June 24.

Hundreds of Catholics participated in the religious tradition, which has been held in the village annually since 1945.