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Text for Stations of the Cross will examine human suffering

April 14, 2014

In meditations written for the Way of the Cross, to be read on Good Friday during the traditional observance at the Roman Coliseum, Archbishop Giancarlo Bregantini of Campobasso-Boiano, Italy calls attention to the human suffering, and calls for “bridges of solidarity” to help those in need.

In his meditations, Archbishop Bregantini reflects on the pain caused by unemployment, violence against women and children, drug and alcohol abuse, torture, and hostility toward immigrants, among other problems. He links these problems to the consequences of sin and injustice, as well as to the suffering of the crucified Jesus. The archbishop says that by reaching out to help those who are suffering, we can follow the example of Christ.


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