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Tourists crowd the bridge leading to Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (CNS)

How to visit Rome in the austerity era

The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts

Thousands follow meditations at the Colosseum

Pope Francis takes part in the Via Crucis at the Colosseum (AP)

He says Christians must respond to evil with good

The Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome this evening (AP)

Lebanese young people prepared the text with Cardinal Raï’s help

A nun carries the cross during the Via Crucis at the Colosseum in 2011 (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli greets the Pope at this morning's audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 30/01/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The meditations were written by an Italian couple married for 60 years

Our Lady of Charity church in Havana, where the occupation took place

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI leads the Good Friday Way of the Cross at the Colosseum (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI says that the Cross is a luminous sign of God’s love

At each of the Stations a meditation by Sister Maria Rita Piccione was read