Pope Francis the ceremony of the Good Friday Passion
Pope Francis the ceremony of the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.April 10, 2020.
Miraculous crucifix of San Marcello Dating to the 15th century, the crucifix gained a miraculous reputation after surviving a fire in 1519 which burned the original church housing it to the ground. According to tradition, the morning after the fire the crucifix was found completely intact, and since then it has become a point of reference for those seeking special graces.
In 1522, the crucifix was carried in procession throughout Rome for 16 days in the midst of a massive plague outbreak.