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Pope Francis prays at the Colosseum during the Way of the Cross (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father offers reflection at the end of the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum

Pope Francis lies prostrate before the main altar of St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘True martyrs of Christ do not die with fists clenched but with their hands together in prayer,’ Fr Cantalamessa says

On Good Friday, our iPhone might pose the greatest distraction ( Yui Mok/PA Wire)

This day is a challenge for iPhone owners, bloggers and Facebook users

The Entombment by Ary Scheffer features on the cover of MAGNIFICAT's Holy Week edition

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at a church in Baghdad (CNS)

Catholics can ‘become promoters of dialogue through peace, prayer and sharing of burdens’, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has said

A displaced boy holds a child as he sits on a bench on a 40-acre diocesan compound in Bossangoa (CNS)

Bishop says he and three parish priests narrowly escaped being killed by Islamist rebels

Pope Francis lies prostrate in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis presides at Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in St Peter’s Basilica

Mass attendance on Holy Days of Obligation seems to have declined (PA)

For the great majority of people tomorrow will be just another Friday and not the great solemnity of All Saints

A hooded penitent in the  Philippines pauses while carrying a cross (AP)

Faithful urged to ‘focus on prayers’ rather than extreme self-mortification