- Jul 10, 2020
While Pope Francis’s Way of the Cross service on Good Friday has been transferred to the Vatican because of the coronavirus pandemic, the meditations focus, as always, on those who share the pain, suffering and heartbreak that characterized Christ’s passion and death.
A Via Crucis procession, or “Way of the Cross,” was joined Saturday by several bishops taking part in the synod as well as members of indigenous communities in the Amazon, to meditate on the suffering of the peoples who live in the rainforest and of the earth itself.
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.
Catholics in Mumbai reflected on the abuse scandal facing the Church during a Via Crucis in the city’s historically-Christian Bandra neighborhood.
Sister Eugenia Bonetti says that her reflections for the Way of the Cross will show the way in which Jesus is still suffering today.
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.