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Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter

As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea.   The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a symbolic punishment for Judas' betrayal of Christ for a monetary reward.   The tradition dates back centuries in some places. In the Greek town of Ermioni, it has been observed the past 25...

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