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April 5, 2006


Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will be the celebrant for a Good Friday candlelight procession and devotions of the Way of the Cross on the grounds of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. Clergy, religious and parishioners in the Archdiocese as well as those of other Christian faiths are invited to join Cardinal Rigali for this public witness.

7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, Montgomery County

The Stations of the Cross, Meditations and Prayers will be in imitation and commemoration of the tradition of the late Pope John Paul II in praying the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome on Good Friday evening. The prayers and meditations will be those composed by Pope Benedict XVI for use last year. Pope John Paul II followed these reflections from his private chapel during his final illness. The Holy Father died on April 2, 2005, one week after Easter.

The Stations of the Cross will conclude at the foot of the large, white Papal cross which had been on the altar in 1979 when Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass on Logan Square in Philadelphia. The cross has been located at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary since the Holy Father's visit 25 years ago and is visible from City Line Avenue.

The Stations of the Cross will take place rain or shine. Limited parking will be available at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Additional parking will be available at Saint Joseph's University with shuttle buses to bring participants to the Seminary. More information will be provided as it is available.

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Meredith V. Wilson
Communications Specialist

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