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For the length of Diagram of the Depraved, Pope Francis build younger folk on the center

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Below a sunless sky and with torches lights the sq., Pope Francis presided over the Via Crucis, or the Diagram of the Depraved, late on Friday in entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica, in an match that underlined once extra the profound transformation the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on the Catholic Church and the sphere. Roughly 250 folk attended the ceremony, carrying masks and socially distancing within the mostly empty St. Peter’s Sq.. A choir sang Gregorian chants at some stage within the ceremony, breaking the eerie silence of the Eternal Metropolis, emptied by the most modern strict lockdown enacted amid a recent surge of coronavirus cases. RELATED: On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis links preaching the gospel to distress of the immoral “Pricey Jesus, you know tha...