Pope Benedict XVI Prepared for Stations of the Cross Enactment through the Streets of Rome

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The streets of Rome and the Vatican City will be filled with pilgrims, tourists and onlookers as Pope Benedict XVI reenacts the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday for the first time during his papacy.

Pope Benedict XVI will have many firsts during his young papacy including his first reenactment of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of Rome.

The pilgrimage begins at the Coliseum and makes its way up Palatine Hill reenacting the historic trek of Jesus carrying the cross to his eventual crucifixion. Thousands of onlookers, pilgrims and tourists line the streets of Rome each year to witness this historic event.

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