The solemn commemoration of the Lord Passion occur at 3.00pm all over the world while in Rome the ceremony takes place at 5.00pm.
The Pope held the Mass in St. Peter Basilica at 5.00pm..
Later on Good Friday, at 9.00pm, the Pope goes to the Coliseum where he presides at the Stations of the Cross, a popular Catholic devotion which entails the recollection and re-enactment of Jesus bearing the cross to Calvary
Historically the coliseum was not the major center for the persecution of the Christians but it has become associated with the casting of early believers to the lions. The Via Crucis celebration inside the coliseum
Good Friday Papal Events:
Vatican Basilica, at 17:00: PAPAL MASS
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Colosseum, at 21:15: Way of the Cross
Colosseum close around 1:00pm