Here below is the Good Friday homily delivered yesterday evening in St. Peter's Basilica by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household.
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In the divine-human history of the passion of Jesus, there are many minor stories about men and women who entered into the ray of its light or its shadow. The most tragic one is that of Judas Iscariot. It is one of the few events attested with equal emphasis by each of the four Gospels and the rest of the New Testament. The early Christian community reflected a great deal on this incident and we would be remiss to do otherwise. It has much to tell us.
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