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Good Friday

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Top Good Friday Articles

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  • Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

    In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa....
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    Countries around Latin America marked Holy Week with colorful processions and other traditional displays, some of them dating back centuries. The faithful in Pirenopolis, Brazil, organized an especially realistic passion play depicting Jesus' last hours....
  • Kiss and get out

    Kiss and get out
    The idea came to me like a dare. I was in Jerusalem, with a couple of hours to spare on Orthodox Good Friday. I had arrived in Israel a week earlier but had not yet seen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to be on the site of both Jesus' crucifixion...
  • Man, grandmother die in house fire as he tries to save her

    A man and his grandmother were killed in a Pennsylvania house fire after he ran back into the residence to try to save her, authorities say. Fire crews in Cambria County were called to the Revloc duplex Friday morning and found much of the building...
  • Pope presides over Good Friday procession at Colosseum

    Pope Francis, presiding at the traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession, decried what he called the "complicit silence" about the killing of Christians. The evening, torch-lit ceremony at the ancient arena recalls the suffering and death of Jesus...
  • AP PHOTOS: Latin America remembers the Passion of Christ

    A young Bolivian covered in fake blood was hoisted up on a cross under the crisp Andean sun, while an inmate in Mexico City played the role of Jesus as faithful across the Americas re-enacted the final hours of Jesus' life on Good Friday. Haitian...
  • AP PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Holy Week

    As Holy Week nears an end, Christians around the world are observing Good Friday, which recalls Jesus' death by crucifixion. Holy Week began with Palm Sunday, in commemoration of the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago. It continued...
  • Notre Dame teens conduct Living Stations of the Cross

    Notre Dame teens conduct Living Stations of the Cross
    Teens at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills led the annual Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, walking congregants through the last steps of Jesus Christ. The traditional Good Friday service at the parish included a light supper of bread...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    AP Analysis: More negotiations amid questions from skeptics remain for Iranian nuclear deal The framework nuclear deal sealed by world powers and Iran leaves major questions: Could Iran cheat? Possibly. Would the U.S or anyone else be able to respond...
  • Church members take faith to the streets

    Church members take faith to the streets
    EAST CHICAGO – For Luis Cortez, Friday was an experience he is not likely to ever forget. Cortez, an East Chicago resident and member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish at 3510 Deodar St. in the Indiana Harbor neighborhood, took part in the...
  • Threat of bad weather prompts Phillies to make an offer to fans

    Threat of bad weather prompts Phillies to make an offer to fans
    The threat of bad weather, the start of a holiday weekend and the expectation of a bad team all probably led many people to stay away Friday night when the Phillies made their first appearance of the season at Citizens Bank Park in the On-Deck series...