Vatican City, Mar 23, 2021 / 12:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis chose a scouting group from central Italy and kids from a Roman parish to prepare the meditations for this year’s Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Vatican.
The Vatican announced Tuesday that the Agesci “Foligno I” Scout Group in Umbria, made up of 145 youth ages eight to 19, has composed the meditations for the 2021 edition of the Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis.
An additional group of around 500 kids from the First Communion and Confirmation catechism classes at the Rome parish of the Holy Martyrs of Uganda have also helped prepare the meditations, the Vatican stated.
While traditionally held at the Colosseum, for the second year the pope’s Way of the Cross will take place in St. Peter’s Square due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The prayer, which is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. Rome time on April 2, will be livestreamed. Attendance by the general public will not be permitted due to Rome’s COVID-19 restrictions.