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Pope Francis presides at the Good Friday mass in St. Peter’s Basilica before the Stations of the Cross

Pope Francis presides at the Good Friday mass in St. Peter’s Basilica before the Stations of the Cross

The pope led the religious service before a nighttime procession at the Colosseum in Rome. How your activities will continue on Saturday and Sunday.

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He Pope Francisco presided over the mass of the “Passion of the Lord” Holy Friday in the Basilica of Saint Peter. The pontiff arrived in a wheelchair with cardinals and bishops to lead the religious service before the Via Crucis in the Colosseum in Rome.

Holy Week is one of the most important dates in the church since Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus. For this reason, the agenda of the Pope Francisco During this weekend there are usually different activities.

Pope Francis presides at the Good Friday mass

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Pope Francis led the Good Friday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis led the Good Friday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

In other years, the pontiff began mass from the marble floor of St. Peter’s Basilica. However, due to his physical condition, He prayed silently before the altar from his wheelchair.

The “Passion of the Lord” includes Latin songs that narrate the events from Jesus’ arrest to his burial. Today, in addition, Francis will preside over the Via Crucis procession at the Colosseumwhere participants walk around the arena holding the cross while listening to the meditations.

On this occasion, the supreme pontiff was the one who wrote them personally and are focused on war and violence against women. In the meditations, he establishes a dialogue with Jesus where there are questions, reflections and prayers regarding the experiences that are lived every day today.

How Pope Francis’ agenda continues

On Saturday, Pope Francis will preside over the Easter Vigilwhile on Sunday he will celebrate the Easter mass where he will read his double message and blessing “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world), from the central balcony of San Pedro.

Source: Ambito

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