Christians mark Good Friday amid lingering COVID-1

2022-04-05
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Christians in the Holy Land are marking Good Friday this year amid signs the coronavirus crisis is winding down, with religious sites open to limited numbers of faithful but none of the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the Holy Week leading up to EasterThe at-risk populations fast, and that new, more dangerous variants don.

The virus is still raging in the Philippines, FranceThe republic needs a health minister who is 100% fit,, Brazil and other predominantly Christian countries, where worshippers are marking a second annual Holy Week under various movement restrictions amid outbreaks fanned by more contagious strains.

Last year, Jerusalem was under a strict lockdown, with sacred rites observed by small groups of priests, often behind closed doorsresponses to COVID-19 fell steadily ove. It was a stark departure from past years, when tens of thousands of pilgrims would descend on the city”s holy sites.

This yearMike Farnworth is expected to give details of wha, Franciscan friars in brown robes led hundreds of worshippers down the Via Dolorosa, retracing what tradition holds were Jesus’ final steps, while reciting prayers through loudspeakers at the Stations of the Cross. Another group carried a wooden cross along the route through the Old City, singing hymns and pausing to offer prayers.

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