Christian pilgrims commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem
Good Friday is the second of four important days in the Christian calendar beginning with Maundy Thursday and culminating in Easter Sunday, which commemorates Christ's resurrection. On Saturday, the pontiff will take part in an evening Easter vigil in ...
Egyptian family to carry cross in Easter pope ritual
Francis, 80, will sit under a canopy next to a large cross as he listens to a meditation written for the first time by a secular woman, French professor Anne-Marie Pelletier. Good Friday is the second of four important days in the Christian calendar ...
Iraqi Christians return to territory liberated from ISIS with hope, trepidation
Christian Science Monitor
However, most stay only two or three days at a time to refurbish their looted and burnt homes. ... Numbers of Christians in Iraq have fallen from 1.5 million to a few hundred thousand since the violence which followed the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein.
Remembering Billy Rohr, and Good Friday martyrs
The Boston Globe
Today is one of several hallmark days: It was 50 years ago today that a 21-year-old rookie named Billy Rohr nearly pitched a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium, losing it with two outs in the ninth. It's also the game that featured Yaz's "tremendous catch" in ...