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Christian religious holiday, the Friday before Easter

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Good Friday: Christian religious holiday, the Friday before Easter
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.

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Empty churches, online services mark Easter during coronavirus [Video]

Empty churches, online services mark Easter during coronavirus

Political leaders and health experts urged Americans celebrating Good Friday and the Easter weekend to avoid church gatherings and observe the holidays at home to stem the spread of the coronavirus...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published
Doctors and nurses in Good Friday procession at Vatican [Video]

Doctors and nurses in Good Friday procession at Vatican

The Pope has presided over a late-night Good Friday procession from the steps outside St Peterโ€™s Basilica. A pair of white-coated doctors who care for coronavirus patients participated in a torch-lit..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published
Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus [Video]

Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis prostrated himself on the floor of an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Friday (April 10) to pray at a scaled-down "Passion of the Lord" service commemorating Jesus' last hours of life and his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published
A message of hope at Notre Dame mass [Video]

A message of hope at Notre Dame mass

Nearly a year after fire devastated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the city's Archbishop held a small ceremony there to mark Good Friday, praying that Easter's message of rebirth might bring comfort to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

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Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

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Reuters - Published

Notre-Dame Cathedral to hold small Good Friday mass amid France's coronavirus lockdown

A small congregation of worshippers will celebrate Good Friday mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a year after it was devastated by fire, but attendance will be limited because of a lockdown during..
Reuters - Published

Good Friday Agreement architect Seamus Mallon dies at 83

Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon, one of the architects of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, died on Friday aged 83, drawing tributes from across a political divide he..
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EU position remains that it wants a Brexit deal: Commission

The European Union still wants a deal with Britain on the country's exit from the bloc and is also determined to protect the Good Friday agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland,..
Reuters - Published

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