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Pope's Way of the Cross to highlight economic crisis, unemployment and refugees

The list is rather long: refugees and immigrants, those affected by violence, the economic crisis, unemployment, exploitation. They're just a few of topics the Pope will reflect on during the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, at Rome's Colosseum. The author of the meditations is the archbishop of Campobasso-Boiano, Giancarlo Bregantini. For the 14 meditations along the procession, the archbishop sought to highlight some of gravest sins and injustices that humanity carries out in the 21st Century. This list also includes topics like torture, or a justice system "drowning in a sea of bureaucracy.� But Archbishop Bregantini also addressed problems closer to home, like the suffering of children who died from cancer, caused by the disposal of toxic waste. SEE FULL TEXT JRB/RCA RR FA -BN Up: PM