Piura, Peru, Apr 10, 2012 / 11:05 am
Mexican actor and pro-life advocate Eduardo Verastegui played the role of Jesus in a Good Friday Way of the Cross in the northern Peruvian province of Piura.
Prodded by residents of the town of San Jacinto to take part in the depiction of the Passion, Verastegui accepted to play the role of Jesus. He was in the region with 40 volunteer missionaries from the United States.
The Mexican actor persuaded a few of his companions to join in the presentation, including Mexican singer Alexander Acha, the son of famous singer Emmanuel. Acha played a Roman soldier.
On Holy Thursday a day prior, Verastegui gave a talk addressing life issues at the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the city of Piura.