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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.
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Colosseum's Way of the Cross meditations written by female biblical scholar

March 31, 2017. Anne-MariePelletier'smeditations will be read during the event on Good Friday.

LIVE: Pope presides over the Passion service on Good Friday


On Good Friday, Pope Francis presides over the Passion of Christ in St. Peter's Basilica with the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross and the rite of Communion. 

During the ceremony, Pope Francis will pray while prostrate on the ground and barefoot as a sign of penance.