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Bee-deviled be-Jesus

31 March 2018

While the best know Viacrusis in Mexico is the one in Itzapalapa (about 2 million spectators yesterday, the novelty being that… in a bow to gender equality… a few women were carrying crosses were added to the script, along with the usual Jesus and two thieves and miscellaneous condemned criminals) the annual “passion plays” have a long tradition throughout the country.  They all follow the same basic script, of course… by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John… but the 184 year old El Marqués, Queretero, with a cast of 135, introduced a suprise ending… getting cross-wise with local inhabitants.

The perfectly named Jésus Ramiréz Gutiérrez had fulfilled his role, carrying his 80 kilo (175 Lbs) cross to the crucifixion site, and was ready for the finale when… he was attacked by bees.  It appears the little used chapel which is the site of the annual viacrusis was hosting eight hives, ready for a stining rebuke to the unwanted visitors.  44 people, including Jésus, and two Civil Protection workers, were treated for multiple bee stings.

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  1. 2 April 2018 1:15 pm

    Was the attack considered an act of God? Seems ironic, to say the least.


    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where we had a brief mental flash of putting a beehive on our front porch for the various Mormons, 7th Day Adventists and others who try to recruit us.

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