Pope Francis celebrates the Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 29, 2013. Pope Francis began the Good Friday service at the Vatican with the Passion of Christ Mass and hours later will go to the ancient Colosseum in Rome for the traditional Way of the Cross procession.
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published Friday, March 29th, 2013
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis praised the “friendship of so many Muslim brothers” during the Good Friday procession that re-enacts Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and this year was dedicated to the plight of Christians in the Middle East.