Ghana

Fourteenth Station: JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB

21 Mar , 2017  

Consider the Son of God accepting to come and pay for the sins of mankind, how he kept quiet from the wicked treatment men gave him till his death on the cross. He concentrated on our welfare. He did not look for his own; that is why after his death, his body was released from […]

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Somalia

Thirteenth Station: THE BODY OF JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS

21 Mar , 2017  

The small Christian community has suffered a lot during these last 28 years: the murder of its bishop, the martyrdom of a number of its committed sons and daughters and the destructions of its institutions and churches. It has been crucified with Jesus on the cross of religious intolerance and of civil war. This community […]

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Central Africa Republic

Twelfth Station: JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS

21 Mar , 2017  

Death on a cross… A terrible way to die but a seemingly logical conclusion when a crowd cried out “crucify him” Luke 23:21 These sufferings and this shameful death, Jesus still experiences this today, he who said: “’Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of […]

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Nigeria

Eleventh Station: JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS

21 Mar , 2017  

Consider how the gruesome nailing of Jesus to the cross is still happening at various Golgothas around the world. In northern Nigeria, the Golgotha hill is fast expanding: From the Chibok village of the abducted young and innocent schoolgirls who are still in captivity, to Kafanchan and its Jema’a area, the bodies of Christians, stripped […]

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Libya

Tenth Station: JESUS CLOTHES ARE TAKEN AWAY

21 Mar , 2017  

Jesus is stripped and denied of the clothes he is wearing.  He is laid bare by those who wanted to take all his dignity even as a person. Consider the thousands of irregular immigrants trying to cross from Libya to Europe with the hope of finding a better future for them and their children. Taking […]

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Republic of Sudan

Ninth Station: JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME

21 Mar , 2017  

The Christian community in the two Sudans is largely made up of refugees and displaced people, as a from the armed conflicts in South Sudan, in the Nuba Mountains and in Blue Nile State. Many have settled on the edges of the major cities, such as Khartoum, Omdurman and Port Sudan. This uprooting from their […]

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Niger

Eight Station: JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM

21 Mar , 2017  

How many women of Niger are waiting for consolation, support, a word of hope so that they believe once more in their dignity. Mothers watch their twelve year old daughters forced into marriage and they are powerless to intervene. Mothers of forsaken families must make terrible sacrifices in order to ensure continued survival by any […]

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Mali

Seventh Station: JESUS FALLS FOR THE SECOND TIME

21 Mar , 2017  

Jesus has fallen for the second time. Jesus does not let himself become overwhelmed with exhaustion, he courageously gets up again and wants to continue right to the end out of love for us. With him and following him let us carry the cross of the people in Mali including Hunger, religious illiteracy and the […]

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South Sudan

Sixth Station: VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS

21 Mar , 2017  

We contemplate Jesus as a holy woman named Veronica, seeing him bathed in sweat and blood, wipes his face and the impression of his face is left on the cloth.   Lord Jesus, we see the impression of your suffering face on the faces of our suffering brothers and sisters in South Sudan as we […]

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Mozambique

Fifth Station: SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY THE CROSS

21 Mar , 2017  

The sufferings of Jesus continue still in the people of today, who are struggling for survival. The struggle for power has brought “warfare” between the two principals parties, leaving many dead and refugees in the central zone of the country.   The Mozambican state is in debt as a result of corruption at the highest […]

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