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Holy Week

Pope writes meditations for Via Crucis at Colosseum 

For the first time in his 11-year papacy, Pope Francis has chosen to write his own meditations for the Good Friday Way of the Cross service at Rome’s Colosseum, the Vatican has announced. Source: CNS.

Holy Land Holy Week

‘We are not alone, abandoned or afraid,’ says patriarch of Jerusalem

When Christians gathered in Jerusalem to remember Jesus’ entry into the city, it was one of a few joyful moments in the Holy Land, “crushed by so much hatred” in the months following the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. Source: OSV News.

Holy Week Pope Francis

Pope makes brief remarks but skips Palm Sunday homily

Only Jesus can deliver humanity from hatred and violence, Pope Francis said on Palm Sunday yesterday. Source: OSV News.