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WATCH: Catholics in Ecuador, Venezuela and Chile take part in Good Friday processions

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WATCH: Catholics in Ecuador, Venezuela and Chile take part in Good Friday processions

WATCH: Catholics in Ecuador, Venezuela and Chile take part in Good Friday processions

Catholics in Ecuador took part in the Good Friday procession in central Quito, some of them wearing the traditional purple hoods known locally as "cucuruchos."


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