Normally children should not be asked to take part in acts like this, but this picture strongly suggests a child doing exactly that.
Or was it a midget?
Nevertheless, the community is outraged at this.
But let’s not forget that the Catholic Church does not encourage or sanction acts like this, recommending fasting, confession and meditation instead.
Still, the act may call the attention of DSWD, if that battered, wounded and bloodied back belongs to a real child.