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Pope Francis lies prostrate during the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (AP)

‘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

Pope Francis washes the foot of a woman during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees centre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Pontiff washed the feet of several refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts

Cardinal Angelo Scola washes feet as a Mass in Milan (PA)

Some try to turn women against Our Lord, by arguing that He was in the wrong when He did not wash the feet of women

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, the Philippines in 2015 (PA)

The WIN/Gallup survey of 64 countries found that those in the top fifth of incomes had the best impression of the Pope

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives at the Our Lady of Providence Centre in Rome in 2015

By washing the feet of the refugees, ‘Francis is asking for respect for each one of them,’ Archbishop Rino Fisichella said

Pope Francis arrives on his popemobile for toay's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican (PA)

The Pope quoted from Julian’s vision in which Jesus told her ‘if I might suffer more, I would suffer more’

A Filipino in Manila lights candles among flowers offered for victims of the Brussels attacks (AP)

‘We must stay faithful to our message of peace,’ Archbishop Josef De Kesel told a French newspaper

Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square (PA)

The Pope asked all people of good will to condemn Tuesday’s ‘cruel abominations’ in Belgium’s capital

Nuns and faithful hold candles as they attend the Via Crucis  service in 2015 (CNS)

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti meditations for the Good Friday service refer to modern martyrs killed ‘in every corner of the globe’

Pope Francis ordains Archbishop Peter B. Wells, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Spanish Bishop Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has ordained two Vatican officials as bishops