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Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter's Basilica, April 2, 2021.

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

Pilgrims participate in the Good Friday Via Crucis with Pope Francis March 30, 2018.

Scouts and parish kids write meditations for this year’s Vatican Way of the Cross

Pope Francis has chosen a scouting group from central Italy and kids from a Roman parish to prepare the meditations... Read more

Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter's Basilica.

At Via Crucis, Pope Francis prays for those serving the suffering

Pope Francis prayed for those who are serving the suffering as he presided at the Stations of the Cross in... Read more

Pope Francis preaches at the Via Crucis during World Youth Day in Panama City, Jan. 25, 2019.

The Way of the Cross is solidarity in suffering, Pope Francis says

At the Stations of the Cross for World Youth Day on Friday, Pope Francis encouraged the young pilgrims to embrace... Read more

Pilgrims participate in the Good Friday Via Crucis with Pope Francis March 30, 2018.

At Stations of the Cross, Pope asks for grace to be ashamed of our sins

During his annual Good Friday Via Crucis at the Colosseum, Pope Francis made a heartfelt prayer asking God to give... Read more

Pope Francis leads prayers for the Way of the Cross at Rome's Colosseum, April 14,  2017.

Pope Francis reflects on sin, Christ's mercy at Stations of the Cross

Pope Francis presided over the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday, asking Christ’s forgiveness for the... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Stations of the Cross for World Youth Day at Krakow's Blonia Park, July 29, 2016.

Are you suffering? Jesus is with you, Pope Francis says

The Way of the Cross shows Christ's embrace of everyone who hungers, suffers, and dies – and the imperative for... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, March 25, 2016.

Pope's Way of the Cross remembers migrants, persecuted Christians

Following the yearly Good Friday tradition set by his predecessors, Pope Francis presided over the Stations of the Cross at... Read more