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Good Friday

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  • Pope to world: don't ignore killing of Christians

    Pope Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not "look the other way." He has been increasingly vocal about the fate of Christians being targeted by...
  • Candlelight vigil marks the start of Easter season

    In the dark of a church, filled with a crowd of hushed worshippers, a flame is lit. A fire blazes to gently illuminate a spot in the darkness. Then slowly, as candle meets candle, the light spreads throughout the congregation, small but bright pools of...
  • 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...
  • Procession 'a humbling experience' for Elgin residents

    Procession 'a humbling experience' for Elgin residents
    Sunshine broke through the clouds ever so briefly as young girls placed their hands on the cross then walked in silence to complete the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession down Division Street in Elgin's downtown. "It's a humbling experience," Arley...
  • Hundreds participate in Living Stations of the Cross in Aurora

    Hundreds participate in Living Stations of the Cross in Aurora
    For 36 years, Maria Miranda has attended a procession on Good Friday that retraces the steps of Jesus before his crucifixion. She saw her first Living Stations of the Cross procession when she was around 8 years old in Jalisco, a western Mexico state....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Naperville faithful bear crosses on Good Friday

    Naperville faithful bear crosses on Good Friday
    Some drivers did a double-take while others honked their horns early Friday afternoon as the procession of crosses moved down the sidewalk along Washington Street in downtown Naperville. Organized by St. Raphael Church, 18 children and adults from...
  • Kenyan leaders evacuate university, order curfew after Shabab massacre

    Kenyan leaders evacuate university, order curfew after Shabab massacre
    Kenyan authorities began the grim task Friday of identifying the dead from an attack by Shabab Muslim extremists that killed at least 147, mainly Christian students, at a university in Garissa near the border with Somalia. Police imposed a dusk-to-...
  • 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...