Meditations for 2024 Stations of the Cross written by Pope Francis

The meditations for this year's Stations of the Cross have been written by Pope Francis himself. But the content has not yet been announced.

They will be read on the night of Good Friday in the Colosseum. It is one of the most unique moments of Holy Week, where reflections are read regarding different problems in the world.

"Lord Jesus, help us to see on Your Cross all the crosses of the world," Pope Francis prays. "The cross of the little ones, wounded in their innocence and purity. The cross of humanity that wanders in the darkness of uncertainty and the culture of the moment.
Lord Jesus, rekindle in us the hope of resurrection and of Your final victory against all evil and all death. Amen."

Typically, the pope assigns a person or a group to write the reflections for the Stations of the Cross. For example, on one occasion, students from a Roman college wrote them, and in 2020, inmates from a prison had the task. That year, it was particularly moving because, due to COVID restrictions, the stations were moved from a crowded Colosseum to a completely empty St. Peter's Square.