Vatican City, Apr 5, 2019 / 09:02 am
The pope's annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross, held at the Colosseum, will be written by a religious sister devoted to fighting human trafficking, it was announced Friday.
"The suffering of many persons who are victims of human trafficking will be the central theme
of the meditations" this year, Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said April 5.
As is custom, Pope Francis will preside over the praying of the Stations of the Cross, also called the Via Crucis, April 19. Every year the pope asks someone to write the meditations to be read during each station, this year asking Sr. Eugenia Bonetti.
Bonetti, 80, is a Consolata Missionary Sister from northern Italy. As president of the "Slaves no More" association, she is the leader of the Italian Union of Major Superiors' human trafficking work.