- Jan 18, 2020
The Catholic Church in Poland poured scorn Monday on an anti-Semitic ritual enacted over the Easter holiday that involved an effigy of Judas represented by a stereotypical Jew being hanged, burned and beaten.
The World Jewish Congress has expressed its “disgust and outrage” following reports that an effigy made to look like a stereotypical Jew was hanged and burned in a Polish town as part of an Easter ritual.
Good Friday religious processions in Nicaragua’s capital took on a political tone as people seized a rare opportunity to renew protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.
On Good Friday, Pope Francis reminded the poor, immigrants and victims of human trafficking that the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection was for them.
The cross serves as a warning to the powerful and a message of hope for the poor and oppressed, said the preacher of the papal household.
Catholics in Mumbai reflected on the abuse scandal facing the Church during a Via Crucis in the city’s historically-Christian Bandra neighborhood.