Pope Francis leads last year's Good Friday Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome, March 29, 2013. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
This evening in Rome, Pope
Francis will lead the 14-station meditation on the Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, at the Colosseum. The service will
begin at 9:10pm in Rome, or 3:10pm Eastern time in the US, and can be streamed
live online here.
Pope Francis will be leading the
faithful through a series of meditations written especially for today’s
service; those meditations on each of the 14 Stations of the Cross were written
by Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini, the archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano
and president of the Italian bishops’ Commission for Social Problems, Labor,
Justice, and Peace. A PDF of the meditations as they will be read in Italian
can be found here;
the official English translation is here.
This evening at 8pm Eastern time, EWTN will air
their broadcast of the Way of the Cross, which can be streamed live on
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