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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 has been outspoken about the death penalty throughout his pontificate (PA)

Pope Francis has spoken out over the death penalty on numerous occasions

Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross outside the Colosseum in Rome last year (CNS)

The full English text of this year’s Way of the Cross meditations at the Colosseum

A blood-spattered poster of Jesus Christ is seen inside the the Coptic Christian Saints Church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria (CNS)

A meditation for the intentions of refugees and homeless families in the Middle East

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

Meditations by Italian Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini focus on injustices

Thousands follow meditations at the Colosseum

Pope Francis takes part in the Via Crucis at the Colosseum (AP)

He says Christians must respond to evil with good

The Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome this evening (AP)

Lebanese young people prepared the text with Cardinal Raï’s help

Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa celebrates Mass in Bethlehem (CNS)

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