Advert

Pope celebrates passion of Christ

Pope Francis marked Good Friday by attending the Passion of Christ service in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

The traditional ceremony commemorates Christ's death on Good Friday.

It was held just hours before Pope Francis presided, for the first time, over the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession around the ruins of Rome's ancient Colosseum on the most solemn day of the Church's liturgical calendar.

During the service, where the Pope traditionally does not speak to the audience, the cross was taken inside the Basilica and the pontiff kissed the feet of the statue of Jesus Christ.

Advert

Comments are submitted under the express understanding and condition that the editor may, and is authorised to, disclose any/all of the above personal information to any person or entity requesting the information for the purposes of legal action on grounds that such person or entity is aggrieved by any comment so submitted.

At this time your comment will not be displayed immediately upon posting. Please allow some time for your comment to be moderated before it is displayed.

For more details please see our Comments Policy

Comments not loading? We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with javascript turned on.
Comments powered by Disqus
Advert
Advert