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An actor portrays Jesus in the Stations of the Cross during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 (CNS)

The names of the stations are printed in the pre-conciliar editions of the Roman Missal, as well as in people’s trusty hand missals

A Japanese Chef serves tempura to France's President Francois Hollande and Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe (PA)

Eating Japanese food on Ember Days

In Latin the Ember Days are called the Quatuor Tempora, giving rise to a popular form of fried food

A screen shot of the Mass in St Peter's Basilica (from footage broadcast by Salt and Light TV)

Fr John Zuhlsdorf offers a guide to this morning’s Mass

Pope Benedict XVI bows towards the Eucharist (Photo: CNS)

Liturgy must draw us towards the world beyond, says Fr John Zuhlsdorf. That’s how we can wake up our faith