Stations of the Cross Scheduled to End near Ground Zero

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NEW YORK, MARCH 28, 2002 (Zenit.org).- This year´s Good Friday Stations of the Cross organized by Communion and Liberation in New York will end near Sept. 11´s ground zero.



Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius A. Catanello of Brooklyn will lead the Stations, whose route includes the Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall Park. Carrying the cross will be representatives of New York´s fire and police departments and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will greet the participants at the park.

The Stations will end at St. Peter´s Church near the site of the collapsed World Trade Center.

Communion and Liberation organized this year´s procession in memory of the Sept. 11 tragedy and the sacrifices made by New York´s firefighters, police and authorities.

The three-hour event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Brooklyn´s St. James Cathedral. It will include prayers, readings and hymns.

Cardinal Edward Egan, archbishop of New York, and Bishop Thomas V. Daily of Brooklyn have approved the Via Crucis. The news was published today in L´Osservatore Romano.