One week after Pope Francis was released from the hospital, having been admitted for a bout of bronchitis, the Vatican announced that he will not preside over the late-night Way of the Cross procession on Good Friday as planned due to cold weather.
Wednesday of Holy Week, when Christians commemorate the betrayal of Jesus by the disciple Judas, also has the unusual name of Spy Wednesday.
Jesus of Nazareth, having died on the cross, lays on a platform, his body bruised, pierced and bloodied during His agonizing Crucifixion.
A brilliant sunny sky and a light breeze greeted the several hundred marchers who packed the Brooklyn Bridge Friday, April 14 for the Way of the Cross devotion for Good Friday. The event was cancelled the past two years because of the pandemic.
led by Bishop Robert Brennan.
The time-honored ritual of recreating the act of Jesus Christ washing the feet of His disciples during the Last Supper was the highlight of the Holy Thursday Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph on April 14.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a cross with your palms from Palm Sunday.
Before washing the feet of 12 inmates, Pope Francis told them and other prisoners that God never tires of forgiving anyone who asks.
Rings of Easter bread, or Pane di Pasqua in Italian, exuding the aroma of sweet cake, emerged from the oven of Caputo’s Bake Shop the day before Palm Sunday.
Cardinal José Advincula of Manila urged Catholics to profess their faith by shouting for truth and justice instead of seeking money and fame.
At the start of Holy Week, Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an immediate ceasefire to the war in Ukraine, saying Easter is a time to choose life over death.