ROME — Following his celebration of the liturgy commemorating the Lord’s passion, Pope Francis led pilgrims in the traditional prayer of the Stations of the Cross, which was held inside of the Colosseum in Rome.
“I know Jesus guides us from the cross to the Resurrection,” Pope Francis said during his brief comments at the end of the meditations, adding that he “teaches us that evil does not have the final word, but love, mercy.”
“O Christ, help us to exclaim anew: ‘Yesterday I was crucified with Christ; today I am resurrected with him. Yesterday I was dead with Christ; today I am alive with him. Yesterday I was buried with him; today I am resurrected with him,’” the Pope reflected.