The meditation for “Jesus Dies on the Cross” was written by members of a Ukrainian and a Russian family. It was not read out during the Via Crucis at Rome’s Colosseum on April 15.
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The Holy See Press Office said that the papal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, traveled to Borodianka, a town around 30 miles northwest of the capital of Kyiv.
Papal Preacher on Good Friday 2022: From Pilate to the Internet Age, People Have Turned Their Backs on Jesus
Homily focuses on Christ the Truth, ‘the One who does not pass.’
“It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed …” (Luke 23:44-45)
Every Catholic should experience the Great and Holy Friday Burial Vespers in the Byzantine tradition at least once in their lives.
The papal household’s preacher reminds all people: ‘Truth became flesh!’
“The Church has always held the firm conviction that those who suffer death for the sake of the faith without having received Baptism are baptized by their death for and with Christ. This Baptism of blood, like the desire for Baptism, brings about the fruits of Baptism without being a sacrament.” (CCC 1258)
In a lengthy interview today with Italian state television, Pope Francis discussed a wide range of themes including dealing with pain, suffering, the importance of hope, women’s gifts, the reality of the devil, the war in Ukraine, and conflicts around the world, many of which are unseen.
The cardinal described this annual collection, instituted by Pope Paul VI, as “above all a spiritual moment of conversion”