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Good Friday at St. Peter's Basilica: full text of Father Cantalamessa's homily

CWN - March 29, 2013

Pope Francis presided at the solemn Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at St. Peter's Basilica on Good Friday. As is customary, the Preacher to the Papal Household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preached the Good Friday homily.

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith in his blood," he began. "He did this to show his righteousness [...] to prove at the present time that he is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus" (Rom 3:23-26) ...

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