Pope leads traditional Good Friday rite at Rome Colosseum




 
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Pope leads traditional Good Friday rite at Rome Colosseum
 
March 30th, 2013  
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Pope leads traditional Good Friday rite at Rome Colosseum
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Thousands of people holding candles turned out at Rome's Colosseum to see Pope Francis mark the first Good Friday of his pontificate with a traditional "Way of the Cross" procession around the ancient amphitheatre. Francis, who was elected on March 13, sat under a red canopy on Rome's Palatine Hill as representatives of the faithful from around the world alternated carrying a wooden cross on the day Christians commemorated Jesus's death by crucifixion. ...




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