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“O Cross of Christ”: Pope Francis’ Prayer for Good Friday

GABRIEL BOUYS / POOL / AFP

Pope Francis prays face down, on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica during the Celebration of Lord's Passion on Good Friday on April 3, 2015 in Vatican. Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. AFP PHOTO POOL / GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP / POOL / GABRIEL BOUYS

Aleteia - published on 03/25/16

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O Cross of Christ, today too we see you in those who wish to remove you from public places and exclude you from public life, in the name of a pagan laicism or that equality you yourself taught us.

O Cross of Christ, today too we see you in the powerful and in arms dealers who feed the cauldron of war with the innocent blood of our brothers and sisters.

O Cross of Christ, today too we see you in traitors who, for 30 pieces of silver, would consign anyone to death.

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