- Dec 14, 2019
Several Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims and clergy members marched through the ancient stone alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City, retracing Jesus’ path to crucifixion in observation of Good Friday.
Sister Eugenia Bonetti says that her reflections for the Way of the Cross will show the way in which Jesus is still suffering today.
The Mumbai high court reinstated Good Friday as a holiday after it had been removed from the list of government-approved holidays in an area in western India ruled by the federal government led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
For four decades, Mousa Kamar has taken his place at the head of the heavy wooden cross used during the Franciscan Good Friday procession on the Via Dolorosa.
Italian Consolata Sister Eugenia Bonetti, 80, a longtime leader of the crusade against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, is preparing the pope’s Lenten meditations this year.