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Pope Francis at Good Friday liturgy held at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

For Pope Francis, Good Friday shrouded in grief over persecuted Christians

Apr 3, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Both Pope Francis' Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later... Read more

Fr. Cantalamessa speaks during Good Friday's liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

True martyrs die in prayer – not with clenched fists, papal preacher says

Apr 3, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In his homily for the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord on Good Friday, papal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa... Read more

Pope Francis leads pilgrims in the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum for Good Friday on April 18, 2014.

Pope leads thousands in Stations of the Cross reflections

Apr 18, 2014

By Elise Harris

Following his celebration of the liturgy commemorating the Lord's Passion, Pope Francis led pilgrims in the traditional prayer of the... Read more

Papal Preacher Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa after giving the homily during Good Friday's Passion liturgy on April 18, 2014

Papal preacher slams 'curse' of money-driven corruption

Apr 18, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily for Good Friday’s Passion liturgy, Papal Preacher Raniero Cantalamessa decried the poisonous actions of those who exploit... Read more

Pilgrims gather in Cuba for Mass during Pope Benedict's visit in March 2012.

Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

Apr 17, 2014

After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant... Read more