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Charles Scanlon Photos Erika Castro carried the cross through the streets of Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico during a Good Friday tradition in the border town.
It's a story of hope and redemption. And that Easter message can be even more powerful inside the brick walls and concertina wire of the New Hampshire State Prison, say those who bring it there.
As recorded by the evangelists in the New Testament, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified in Jerusalem as the Jewish celebration of Passover approached.
Yesterday in Asia and today across the international dateline, we celebrate the empty tomb's power before terminus.
Pope Francis baptizes 10-year-hold Giorgio Capezzuoli during the Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 19, 2014.
But the spirits of the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 pilgrims who walk for hours to reach a famous Roman Catholic church outside of Santa Fe are anything but weary.
This elaborate fresco from Vienna, Italy, shows Judas betraying Jesus with a kiss.
A crowd of about 500 followed Jesus symbolically on his walk to Calvary through the streets of Newburgh on Friday.
Christians in Northern Ireland and across the world yesterday commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions.
As the bells of the city's many churches tolled at noon on Good Friday, about 60 people gathered at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church to observe the 12 stations of the cross by walking with a crucifix to 12 churches and other places of note in New London.
Remy Vera, portrays Joseph, as he carries Remy Jr., at right is Norma Valdez as Mary, during the re-enactment of the stations of the cross on Friday, April 18, 2014.
SAN DIEGO Good Friday is a day of remembrance for Christians around the world, and many people in San Diego spent the day helping others in need.
A devotee dressed as Jesus Christ re-enacts the crucifixion on Good Friday in Guwahati; people take part in processions at Agartala and Aizawl on Friday.
According to the Catholic News Agency, in the seventh century, the Church in Rome adopted the practice of Adoration of the Cross from the Church in Jerusalem, where a fragment of wood believed to be the Lord's cross had been venerated every year on Good Friday since the fourth century.