Pope, Catholics Observe Good Friday

By | September 9, 2019


CARRIED AS CROSS. IN ROME, THERE WAS A SIMILAR-LIKE PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS. [Singing] Reporter: AS MANY AS 15,000 FAITHFUL ATTENDED THE PASSION OF THE LORD THIS AFTERNOON AT PETERS BASILICA IN ROME — [FOREIGN LANGUAGE] WEARING BRIGHT COLORED RED ROBES TO SYMBOLIZE THE BLOOD JESUS SHED. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY A — CALLED THE WAY OF THE CROSS OR THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS COMMEMORATING THE SUFFERING JESUS ENDURED IN ROUTE TO HIS DEATH. [Singing] BEGINNING AT THE COLISEUM AND ENDING AT PALATINE HILL, THE MOST FAMOUS OF ROME 7 HILLS, THOUSANDS IN THE CROWDS STOPPED ALONG THE WAY TO PRAY AT 14 STATIONS SYMBOLIZING PARTS OF JESUS’ PASSION AND CRUCIFIX. JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH. THE THEME REVEALS THE PLIGHT OF THOSE FORCED INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SISTER EUGENE, AN 80-YEAR-OLD NUN WHO HAS WON MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR HER WORK WITH TRAFFIC WOMEN AND CHILDREN — SHE CALLED ON CATHOLICS TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE SUFFERING OF ENSLAVED WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE CHURCH SET ITS

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