Christians Across the World Commemorate Good Friday

Catholics and Protestants commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ with solemn processions and dramatic re-enactments.

A man takes off his balaclava as he attends the penitent Sanch procession in Perpignan, France on March 25, 2016.


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Penitents carry a wooden statue of Jesus Christ, made by Italian sculptor Carmine Lantriceni in 1728 B.C., during a Good Friday procession in Naples, Italy. MARIO LAPORTA / AFP - Getty Images

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore kneels carrying a crucifix while playing Jesus on Good Friday at Trafalgar Square in London. 

The Wintershall's theatrical production of "The Passion of Jesus'" includes a cast of 100 actors, horses, a donkey and authentic costumes of Roman soldiers in the 12th Legion of the Roman Army.

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Penitents locally called "Morions" wear masks and centurion garb as they take part in a Good Friday procession in Gasan, Philippines. ERIK DE CASTRO / Reuters
A man dressed up as a soldier takes part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 25. AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE / Reuters
A parade of Christians crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in New York with a wooden cross as part of the Good Friday tradition called the "Way of the Cross." JUSTIN LANE / EPA

Participants in a Good Friday procession shield themselves from the rain in Lohr am Main, Germany. 

One of Jesus' disciples is dunked in a fountain during "The Passion of Jesus" in London's Trafalgar Square. Chris Ratcliffe / Getty Images
Pope Francis lies on the floor during a Good Friday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Franco Origlia / Getty Images

Penitents wait for the start of Good Friday procession in Catalonia, Spain.

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Willy Salvador, 59, is nailed to a cross as part of his penitence during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Pampanga, Philippines.

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