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Pope Francis’ meditations for the Via Crucis that will be prayed this Good Friday

Pope Francis’ meditations for the Via Crucis that will be prayed this Good Friday
Pope Francis’ meditations for the Via Crucis that will be prayed this Good Friday

The Vatican published the meditations written for the first time by the supreme pontiff. The Via Crucis is focused on war and violence against women.

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Pope Francis wrote the meditations for the traditional Via Crucis this Good Friday. A few hours before the celebration takes place at the Rome Coliseumhe Vatican published the same, where the supreme pontiff poses a dialogue with Jesus where he reigns “the madness of war” and “lviolence against women“.

The Via Crucis of Pope Francis

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Pope Francis is scheduled to preside over the Via Crucis from the Palatine Hill.

Pope Francis is scheduled to preside over the Via Crucis from the Palatine Hill.

In the fourteen stations of the Way of the Cross, the Pope establishes a dialogue with Jesus where there are questions, reflections and prayers regarding the experiences that are lived every day today. In that sense, he reflects that “the infamy and contempt“what Christ suffered, is what happens today when “a keyboard is enough to insult and publish sentences“.

On the Via Crucis, The Supreme Pontiff focuses on violence against women and refers to when Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. For Francisco, it is the opportunity to “recognize greatness“of them, “those who were faithful to you at Easter and did not abandon you, those who even today continue to be discarded, suffering outrages and violence“.

He also relates this point to that of war and maintains: “If we cry at the madness of war, at the faces of children who no longer know how to smile, before their mothers who see them malnourished and hungry without even having more tears to shed.

Finally, the Pope Francisco asks that this moment serve to embrace the “brothers and sisters from so many parts of the world who suffer persecution because of your name; to those who suffer the tragedy of war and to those who, drawing strength from you, carry heavy crosses.”

Via Crucis: what time is it and how to see it

The Via Crucis will begin at 9:00 p.m. in Italy (4:00 p.m. in Argentina) and is planned May the Pope preside over it from the Palatine Hill. The Supreme Pontiff was not present at last year’s Via Crucis due to the intense cold in Rome and because he was recovering from bronchitis.

He Via Crucis 2024 of Pope Francis can be seen live in Argentina through EWTN:

  • Channels 426 of Cablevisión Digital, HD and Flow
  • DirecTV Channels 350

In addition, it will be broadcast by the Vatican News YouTube channel.

Source: Ambito

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