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Caption: Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome April 18. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome April 18. (CNS/Paul Haring)
'Evil will not have the last word,' pope says during Way of Cross

By Carol Glatz
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ROME (CNS) -- Standing in the midst of a giant cross outlined with small torches, Pope Francis said the cross is a reminder of how much evil people are capable of and how much love Jesus had for a sinful humanity.

"It was a heavy cross like the night for those who are abandoned, heavy like the death of a loved one and heavy" because it took on all the pain of evil, he said, presiding over the nighttime Way of the Cross April 18.
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-- Msgr. Stephen J. Lopes, an American priest serving in the Vatican doctrinal congregation, explains how the Anglican liturgical patrimony is being incorporated into new liturgical books for former Anglicans who have entered into full communion with the Catholic Church.


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