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Good Friday ceremonies around the world canceled as Christians observe in isolation

Good Friday ceremonies around the world canceled as Christians observe in isolation
Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 07:46:05-04

JERUSALEM — Christians are commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronavirus pandemic.

A small group of clerics held a closed-door service in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.

The torch-lit Way of the Cross procession in Rome has been canceled, and Pope Francis will preside over a ceremony in St. Peter's Square with only around a dozen people.

Also, folk rituals featuring real-life crucifixions have been called off in the Philippines.