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Nuns hold candles during the Easter Vigil Mass in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher April 7, 2012. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) more
A man playing the role of Jesus carries a cross during the reenactment of the Stations of the Cross along a street as they walk from the Holy Family Basilica in Kenya’s capital Nairobi March 29, 2013. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters) more
People take part in an outdoors Stations of the Cross procession in Havana March 7, 2012. Cuba’s government, after a request from Pope Benedict XVI, declared Good Friday 2012 a national holiday. (CNS photo/Reuters) more
A woman reacts as a Stations of the Cross procession in Havana passes by her window March 3, 2012 during preparations for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba. (CNS photo/stringer via Reuters) more
A Mexican penitent wear chains during a Holy Week procession through the streets of Taxco, Mexico, April 9, 2009. Hundreds of penitents, bound and flagellating themselves, wound through the labyrinth cobblestone streets of Taxco. (CNS photo/Henry Romero, Reuters) more
Other workers watch over Emanuele Roncaccia as he dusts hard-to-reach areas of the baldacchino over the main altar in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 18, 2012 at the Vatican. The baldacchino is cleaned by Vatican workmen twice a year, typically before Christmas and Easter, using a mix of ancient and modern techniques. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) more
Pilgrims carry a statue of Christ on a donkey during a Palm Sunday procession outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Caacupe, Paraguay April 13, 2014. Also known as Passion Sunday, this first day of Holy Week commemorates Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his crucifixion. (CNS photo/Jorge Adorno, Reuters) more
A penitent wearing a colorful mask made of plastic straws joins others with costumes depicting Roman Centurions during an April 4 Lenten festival on the Philippine island of Marinduque. The festival, locally known as “Moriones,” is an annual ritual in the predominantly Catholic country for residents to remember the suffering of Christ during Lent. (CNS more
Residents watch a re-enactment of the crucifixion at a procession during Holy Week in Larantuka, Indonesia, March 30, 2010. (CNS photo/Beawiharta, Reuters) more
People follow a float in a Holy Week procession in Granada, Spain, March 31, 2010. (CNS photo/Pepe Marin, Reuters) more