Agencia EFEMarch 29, 2013 15:31
Vatican City, Mar 29 (EFE).- Pope Francis presided at St. Peter's Basilica over the Passion of Christ, the first of his pontificate. He had begun the service lying face down on the floor to pray for several minutes.
Thousands of people, including the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy Seat, attended the Good Friday service, the only day of the year when Mass is not said.
A cross covered with red cloth was placed on the main altar of the basilica for the solemn ceremony.