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Italy: Pope Francis presides over Easter celebrations in Rome’s Colosseum01:47

Italy: Pope Francis presides over Easter celebrations in Rome’s Colosseum

Italy, Rome
March 25, 2016 at 22:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pope Francis presided over the traditional Good Friday procession held at Rome's Colosseum on Friday. The procession attracted thousands of Catholic pilgrims from across Italy and beyond to hear the Pope address devotees.

The traditional 'Way of the Cross' procession is intended to re-enact the Passion of Christ, and is one of several Christian Easter celebrations to be held in Rome during Holy Week. On Sunday the pope is expected to attract thousands of people to St. Peter's Square in the city for a celebration of Easter Mass.

Christians celebrate Good Friday, the first Friday before Easter, as the date of Jesus Christ's crucifixion by the Roman authorities. According to scripture Christ was resurrected on Easter Sunday, and through his death, burial, and return delivered his followers from sin.

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Pope Francis presided over the traditional Good Friday procession held at Rome's Colosseum on Friday. The procession attracted thousands of Catholic pilgrims from across Italy and beyond to hear the Pope address devotees.

The traditional 'Way of the Cross' procession is intended to re-enact the Passion of Christ, and is one of several Christian Easter celebrations to be held in Rome during Holy Week. On Sunday the pope is expected to attract thousands of people to St. Peter's Square in the city for a celebration of Easter Mass.

Christians celebrate Good Friday, the first Friday before Easter, as the date of Jesus Christ's crucifixion by the Roman authorities. According to scripture Christ was resurrected on Easter Sunday, and through his death, burial, and return delivered his followers from sin.

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