Saturday, April 04, 2015

Thousands join Pope Francis at the Colloseum for torchlight Good Friday ceremony

Pope Francis presided over a Good Friday torchlight procession at the Colosseum yesterday evening and is using the service to stress the persecution of Christians. 
The pope has repeatedly lamented Christian suffering in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.
Reflecting this concern, among those chosen to take turns carrying the cross in the Way of the Cross procession in the ancient arena were faithful from Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Egypt and China. 
Tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans held candles as they watched.


Good Friday commemorates Jesus' death by crucifixion.

1 comment :

  1. One of these days I will go to Rome to worship, kikikikiki

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