Good Friday Around the World

By Fr LW Gonzales On March 29th, 2013

Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, northern Spain, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Worshippers step in Santa Maria da Caridade convent while taking part in “Fogareus,” or Flames, procession during the Holy Week in Sardoal, center Portugal, Thursday, March 28, 2013. According to the local residents, the procession have been happening for more than 200 years. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Christian Catholic pilgrims pray inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Friday, March 29, 2013. Less than 2 percent of the population of Israel and the Palestinian territories is Christian, mostly split between Catholicism and Orthodox streams of Christianity. Christians in the West Bank wanting to attend services in Jerusalem must obtain permission from Israeli authorities. Israel’s Tourism Ministry said it expects some 150,000 visitors in Israel during Easter week and the Jewish festival of Passover, which coincide this year. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

An Indonesian Christian devotee carries a bamboo cross as he walks with others during a Good Friday procession to reenact Jesus path to crucifixion in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified. (AP Photo/A.K. Hendratmo)

A woman kisses a statue of Jesus Christ at the end of a Holy Week mass at the Church of Divine Mercy in Panama City, Thursday, March 28, 2013. Catholics around the world commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday before celebrating his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)


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