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‘No matter how far the hate of human beings can go, the love of God always has been, and will be, greater,’ says papal preacher

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

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

The Pope was celebrating the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

During the liturgy he lay prostrate before the altar of St Peter’s Basilica

Pope leads Good Friday ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica