Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good Friday

3 pm is the time when it is said in the Bible that Jesus died on the cross. Friday Christians around the world pause and remember.
In Rome, a sign that the cardinal's elected an "older pope" in 2005:

POPE Benedict XVI will sit out most of the traditional Way of the Cross procession in Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday, the Vatican said.

The 80-year-old pope will preside over the annual event from the Palatine Hill overlooking the Colosseum and will walk for only the final three of the 14 Stations of the Cross commemorating the path Jesus took to his crucifixion, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said today.
Father Federico Lombardi, the papal spokesman, said: "The Pope does not want to do the long walk up the steps to the Palatine Hill, where the ceremony ends. The Easter schedule is very tiring and he wants to save his strength."
He added: "It will be clear to all viewers that the Pope is in good health, since he will be on television for morning and afternoon ceremonies almost every day.

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