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An actor portrays Jesus in the Stations of the Cross during World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 (CNS)

The names of the stations are printed in the pre-conciliar editions of the Roman Missal, as well as in people’s trusty hand missals

A woman kneels down as she lays flowers in a makeshift memorial near the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe, Australia (PA)

Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary’s Cathedral, close to where Monday’s siege took place

Pope Francis leads the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum (AP)

Meditations by Italian Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini focus on injustices

Pope Benedict celebrates a Chrism Mass last year (AP)

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Two pages from the booklet

Commuters stuck on the London Underground now have a chance to meditate on the Passion