At Pope Francis’s scaled-back Good Friday service, children take centre stage

Apr 2, 2021 | INVESTING

Pope Francis presided at a scaled back “Way of the Cross” service held in an empty St Peter’s Square on Friday due to coronavirus restrictions, listening as children recounted their fears and dreams.It was the second consecutive year that the “Via Crucis” procession, commemorating the last hours in Jesus’ life, was not held at Rome’s ancient Colosseum since the modern-day Easter tradition was reintroduced by Pope Paul VI in 1964.Candles in the form of a huge cross dotted an empty St Peter’s…

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