Pope Francis presides over Passion Liturgy in St. Peter's
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over the Passion Liturgy on Friday afternoon – Good Friday – the day on which the whole Church recalls the suffering, crucifixion, and death of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Not a Mass, for Good Friday is the one day in all the year on which nowhere in the Latin Church is the sacrifice offered, the liturgy of Good Friday unfolds in silence broken by readings from Sacred Scripture and punctuated by the singing of short tracts.
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As is Custom at the Passion liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Preacher