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Celebration of the Passion of the Lord in the Vatican Basilica, 07.04.2023

At 17.00 today, Good Friday, in the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father Francis presided over the celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

During the Liturgy of the Word, the account of the Passion according to John was read; then, the Preacher of the Papal Household, His Eminence Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., delivered the homily.

The Liturgy of the Passion is followed by the universal Prayer and the adoration of the Holy Cross, and concluded with Holy Communion.