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

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

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Pope Benedict leads the Good Friday liturgy (CNS)

Pope leads Good Friday ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica

A scene from Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (CNS)

The Crucifixion is a historical certainty. So how do atheists explain it?

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Pope Benedict XVI and Raúl Castro outside the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. In the middle is a translator (CNS photo)

Castro declares Good Friday a holiday

Good Friday is to become a public holiday in Cuba for the first time since 1959

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

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A Passion play in Panama (Press Association Images)

What does the cry of the people baying for blood during Christ’s Passion really mean?

Guido Reni's Crucifixion in San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome

Why Catholics care about the Cross

It tells us a simple fact: that God loves us, all of us, and died for us

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives for the general audience (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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