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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 shows the Way of the Cross meditations he keeps in his pocket, Jan. 30, 2019.

Pope Francis says he loves to pray the Way of the Cross

Everyone should pray the Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis said Wednesday, revealing that he always has with him a... Read more

Bible scholar gives inside look at Vatican's Stations of the Cross

Pope Francis chose French biblical scholar, Anne-Marie Pelletier, to write the meditations for this year's annual Good Friday Stations of... 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