Vatican Good Friday

Pope Benedict XVI sits in background left during the Good Friday Passion Mass celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, April 6, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has begun a Good Friday service at the Vatican by kneeling in silent prayer. Benedict rested his folded hands on a red cushion near the central altar of St. Peter's Basilica as he prayed during the solemn commemoration of Jesus' death by crucifixion. Hours later, Benedict will go to Rome's Colosseum to preside over the traditional Way of the Cross procession. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)