Pope Francis marked his first Good Friday with a traditional torch-lit ceremony around the Colosseum in Rome and prayers for a Middle East "torn apart by injustice and conflicts".
Pope Francis leads the celebration of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday on March 29, 2013 at the Colosseum in Rome. "Christians must respond to evil with good, taking the cross upon themselves as Jesus did," said Francis.
The newly-elected Argentine pope presided over the re-enactment of the last hours of Jesus Christ's last hours, praying for Christians in the region and for "our Muslim brothers".
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