At 18.00 this evening, Good Friday, the Holy Father Francis will preside at the celebration of the Passion of the Lord at the Altar of the Cathedra, in the Vatican Basilica.
After the initial procession, the Pope will perform the prostration beneath the steps of the presbytery. The triple unveiling of the Cross precedes the act of adoration. The kissing the Cross, due to the current health crisis, will be limited to the celebrant alone.
During the Liturgy of the Word the account of the Passion according to John will be read; the Preacher of the Papal Household, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., will then deliver the homily.