Coming together in unity and showing God’s love for one another was the message given today this Good Friday to Catholic faithfuls at the mass service at the end of the Way of the Cross procession in Port Moresby.
Cardinal John Ribat during his Homily at St. Charles Lwanga Catholic church at Gerehu said that its the first time after three years since the Way of the Cross procession took place following the COVID 19 pandemic.
Cardinal Ribat was pleased to see the youth taking the lead in organising and leading the walk and the Stations of the Cross.
He thanked everyone for joining and marking this important event in the Christian calendar, saying that this coming together marks the significance of Easter as it was through the crucifixion.
“The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means that all men are saved and united in God’s presence, and it all came to be because of God’s love for all men.”
“You have shown the love of Jesus by going through the walk marking the stations, about seven hours walk from the cathedral to St. Charles.”
He said by doing this, the people reflect on what Jesus did for us on the road to His crucifixion and death, also reflecting on His great love for us.
Meanwhile, the Way of the Cross today also marks a time of prayer for the many people who are suffering from burdens in their lives, sicknesses, victims of violence and other forms of abuse in the country.
The Way of the Cross today saw close to a thousand Catholic faithfuls from the various Catholic churches in Port Moresby coming together for the walk.