The Cross, the Only Hope of the World

Posted April 14, 2017 8:48 pm by Salt and Light Media

The Cross, the Only Hope of the World

CNS photo/Paul Haring
On Good Friday at 5:00 p.m., Rome time in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. During the Liturgy of the Word, the Passion according to the Gospel of John was proclaimed. This was followed by the homily delivered by the Preacher of the Papal Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap. The Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord continued with the universal prayer and adoration of the Holy Cross and ended with the distribution of Holy Communion. Here is the full text of the prepared homily:
We have listened to the story of the

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