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‘Way of The Cross’ Rally In Rome Gets Underway

Pope Francis


Rome: Pope Francis presided over a Way of the Cross procession here in honour of migrants and the victims of human trafficking and lamented that they often find closed doors at the countries they are trying to reach. On Good Friday evening, Francis presided over the procession in front of the Colosseum, itself a symbol of the persecution and suffering of the first Christians, and in front of thousands of people who had gathered in the vicinity hours before and who attended the rite carrying candles, Efe news reported.

During his prayer, the Pope rejected social injustices he referred to as the present-day crosses of the world, citing among them ‘the cross of migrants who find doors closed because of fear, and hearts sealed by political calculations”, and “the cross of humanity that wanders in the darkness of uncertainty and in the darkness of the culture of the fleeting moment”. Francis ended his prayer by repudiating the weaknesses of human beings, their hypocrisy, betrayals, sins and their broken promises. (IANS)