Slideshow: Good Friday traditions from around the world

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A series of photos from around the world of the various traditions that are organised on Good Friday.

Good Friday is meant to be a day of reflection for Christians, a day when you focus on the sacrifice made by Jesus. It is also a day of mourning for the church. People across the world celebrate Good Friday in a similar fashion.


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Many Church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus was crucified on the cross.

On Friday, April 19th, the Church celebrates the Passion of the Lord, commemorating His crucifixion and death on Mount Calvary. In St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will preside over the Liturgy of the Word, the Adoration of the Cross, and the Communion Rite, starting at 5pm.

At 9.15pm, he will participate in the “Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, at the Colosseum, at the end of which he will give a reflection and impart his Apostolic Blessing.
(Photos EFE/EPA)

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