Thousands of Catholics and Protestants around the world are observing Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims —some with large wooden crosses on their backs — walked the Stations of the Cross, each marking an event that befell Jesus on his final journey. Here’s a look at some of the events held around the globe.
London: An actor portraying Jesus carries the crucifix during the Wintershall's "The Passion of Jesus" in front of crowds on Good Friday at Trafalgar Square.
London: An actor portraying Jesus speaks to his disciples while playing Jesus during the Wintershall's "The Passion of Jesus" in front of crowds on Good Friday at Trafalgar Square.
Mumbai, India: An Indian penitent dressed as Jesus Christ takes part in a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.
Navarra, Spain: Penitents take part in the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross.
Jerusalem: Catholic pilgrims carry the cross as they march at the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem, during the Good Friday part of the Easter procession.
Hiendelaencina, Spain: People re-enact the crucifixion during a rehearsal of a portrayal of Christ's suffering.
Procida, Italy: Penitents carry a wooden structure called "Pope Francis Open Jubilee door" during a procession for Good Friday.
Procida, Italy: Penitents carry a wooden structure called "Apocalypse" during a procession for Good Friday in the small island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples.
Lahore, Pakistan: Pakistani Christian worshippers attend Mass to mark Good Friday at St. Anthony's Church.
Cutud, Philippines: A man portraying Jesus is hoisted by volunteers after he was attached to a wooden cross during a re-enactment on Good Friday.
London: A re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ is performed at Trafalgar Square to mark Good Friday.Copyright © 2016, Los Angeles Times