In the spotlight: Easter triduum, U.S. Capitol violence, Iceland volcano
Pope Francis presided over the liturgy April 2, but as is customary, the preacher of the papal household, Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, gave the homily.
The Vatican is providing vaccinations against COVID-19 to the poor and refugees and is expected to serve 1,200 people.
Master German painter Matthias Grunewald’s image is particularly poignant in these challenging pandemic days as we walk the via crucis.
Area religious communities are offering a variety of prayer opportunities.
The Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Square was held with no public participation because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are a Church that values every human life. We are a Church in solidarity with others at this time. … We are a Church that understands sacrifice.
This couldn’t be clearer on a day like today, when we remember Jesus’ loving sacrifice for us.”
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez leads U.S. Catholics in prayer at 11 a.m. on Good Friday in unity when the nation’s churches are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.