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the Day marks the day when Jesus died on the cross, and is one of the most important holidays for christians.

In many countries the day is marked with large parades and church services, but koronakrisen provided in the year for a grayed out selection.

Muted celebration in Europe

In Italy, one of the hardest hit countries, the easter festival so far has been very muted.

The traditional fakkelprosesjonen in Rome to mark the crucifixion is cancelled. The procession is headed to the plain of the pope and attracts annually large quantities of pilgrims, tourists and natives.

st. peter’s square in Rome was practically empty before the pope’s langfredagsmesse.

Pope Francis on the way into st. peter’s basilica during mass on good Friday

Pope Francis in prayer in front of the altar in st. peter’s basilica.

Only a few people had to be present during the pope’s mass on good Friday.

instead kept the pope a mass in st. peter’s basilica in the Vatican city where the public is not allowed in. Usually are 10,000 people present during this fair, but today was just a scores of people in the church.

It had also made changes in the rituals as a result of care.

By the end of the show, all the cardinals and archbishops with the pope kissing a crucifix. This time it was only the latter who got to perform this.

Later in the evening put the pope in the lonely majesty of st. peter’s square in the light from thousands of fakkelbokser. Fakkelprosesjonen should really be at the Coliseum, as it has done since 1964, but was moved into the Vatican.

Spain is also known for major events in connection with easter. This year there will be nothing, after the pandemic has cost the 15,000 people in the country life. Many churches streams instead, departments and sites on the web.

In Paris, a ceremony was held in the strong restoring Notre-Dame cathedral. Archbishop Michel Aupetit and three others participated in the ceremony.

In Poland’s capital Warsaw was a believer releasing confessions on parking spaces. The authorities have asked people to stay at home and following the services through TELEVISION and radio.

Pilegrimstomt in Jerusalem

THEN AND NOW: Snapshot from the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem from good Friday last year and this year.

Photo: Ammar Awad / Reuters

Normal is the old city of Jerusalem is full of people during the easter holidays.

Many want to walk the Via Dolorosa, which is an important place of pilgrimage for many christians.

the Via Dolorosa is, according to the accounts in The new testament the way Jesus walked when he carried the cross to Golgotha where he was crucified.

In the year was fransiskanermunkene quite alone when they were walking the same way. The same was the catholic archbishop of Jerusalem, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who had a result of only three priests, and monks.

the Doors of The holy sepulchre in Jerusalem this easter closed and locked. The church is located at the site where they believe Jesus was crucified and buried.

the Via Dolorosa is, according to the story in The new testament where Jesus walked towards his crucifixion for over 2.000 years ago.

Fransiskanermunkene in Jerusalem was quite alone as they walked up the Via Dolorosa.

A single pilgrim passes through the old city of Jerusalem.

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa of Jerusalem, said a prayer outside The holy sepulchre church.

Normally followed the religious prosesjonene of many thousands.

the Journey ends at The holy sepulchre church, as the catholics and orthodox churches boards in the community.

It is closed and locked as a result of koronapandemien. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa held only a short prayer ifør he went out again.

The original church was destroyed by the persians in 614, but was built up again around the year 1130 by the crusaders. The page is the church destroyed and rebuilt several times.

The current church dating from 1810 and is now located in the christian section of the old city of Jerusalem.

Defied the authorities

the Philippines, the catholic church’s bastion in Asia, have the tradition that the strong believers allow themselves to crucify on good Friday in memory of Jesus’ sufferings.

Philippine authorities have, in common with many other countries, prompted the believers to keep themselves at home and rather recalls the crucifixion through prayer, fasting and by following the church services and religious programs through the media.

Some braved the nevertheless the counsel of the authorities and whipped himself until the blood outside the closed kirkedører.

DISORDER: A filipino man whips himself hurt to remember the crucifixion of Jesus.

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