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Rome celebrates Easter with Good Friday Procession

With the home of the Roman Catholic church located within the city walls, there’s no denying that Rome is alive with faith and the locals are proud of their religion.

Hardly surprising, then, that Easter celebrations are played out so evocatively – a prime example of which is the Good Friday Procession, which remembers the sufferings of Christ’s passions.

Moving by torchlight, Pope Benedict XVI will lead the solemn event through the streets of the Italian capital, re-enacting the final acts of Christ from his death sentence at the hands of the Romans to his being laid to rest in the tomb.

The occasion attracts many thousands of locals and visitors on Rome tours and for all the sombre atmosphere many of the assembled faithful find it a thought-provoking and redeeming experience as the key facet of their faith – Christ’s sacrifice on the cross – is remembered with this fitting tribute.

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