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Archive for April 2, 2021

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By Jonah McKeown

The next hundred years of St. John Paul II’s legacy

Pope St. John Paul II— who would have turned 100 years old May 18— was a man of great humility,... Read more

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By CNA Staff

The Good Friday tradition of the ‘Last Words of Christ’

Begun in Peru in the 1600s, the tradition of reflecting on the last words of Christ from the cross is... Read more

Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, pictured in Kraków, Poland, March 4, 2016.?w=200&h=150

Cardinal Dziwisz: St. John Paul II’s last days ‘a source of consolation’ for pandemic-hit world

People around the world continue to draw strength from the way that St. John Paul II faced his final days,... Read more

Pope Francis with the volunteers helping vaccinate people in need at the Vatican April 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need... Read more

Pope John Paul II holds a crucifix carved by Stanisław Trafalski on Good Friday 2005?w=200&h=150

‘O crux, ave spes unica!’: The story of the crucifix St. John Paul II held on his last Good Friday

Days before his death, Pope John Paul II was pictured holding a crucifix in his private chapel on Good Friday.... Read more

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa preaches at the Good Friday liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Papal preacher on Good Friday: Political ideologies wound fraternity in the Catholic Church

Politics turned into ideologies have wounded fraternity in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., said at the Vatican’s... Read more

Pope Francis adores the crucifix during the Good Friday liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica April 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa's homily at the Vatican's Good Friday liturgy

On Good Friday, Pope Francis celebrated the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord at the Altar of the Chair... Read more

Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter's Basilica, April 2, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Pope Francis leads Via Crucis seen through the eyes of children

Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross, featuring meditations prepared by children, at the Vatican on Good Friday evening. Read more