Cappella Papale

Good Friday at the Holy Cross

goodfridaynz8His Holiness John XXIII during the adoration of the Cross on Good Friday in the Roman Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. The Pope performed this ceremony after removing the mantum, only in the stole, barefoot and with his head uncovered. Thanks to the raised falda, the photo also shows well that on this day the Holy Father used to wear an ordinary cassock instead of a silk one.