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Christ understands human suffering

By Louis Hradecki


PRINCE ALBERT — Approximately 70 people of various denominations braved the weather — which included rain, sleet, wind, thunder and lightning — to participate in the annual Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert.

Bishop Albert Thévenot, M.Afr., began the procession from city hall. Various stops were made in the downtown core. Here reflections were made and prayers were said for all those who are suffering with addictions, mental health issues, homelessness, and also for the missing indigenous woman and children.

“Good Friday is a reflection on the purpose of life and how we are living our present situation — how we love one another. That is really what this day is all about,” the bishop commented.

The procession concluded with the last station being back at city hall. Afterward, all joined together to recite the Lord’s Prayer and to exchange the sign of peace.

When asked about the significance of this walk, P.A. diocese Evangelization and Catechesis director Christine Taylor, one of the event organizers, said that “there is nothing of human suffering that Christ does not understand.”

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