Ivorian Catholics observe Good Friday in Abidjan

Ivorian Catholics observe Good Friday in Abidjan

This Good Friday, Catholics in Abidjan are commemorating the Stations of the Cross in a procession at St. André’s Catholic Church within the Yopougon neighborhood of Ivorian capital.

Christians and Muslims make up round 40 p.c of the inhabitants every in Ivory Coast, although most Christians are within the south of the nation.

As a part of the procession, males might be seen whipping a person posing as Jesus Christ with sticks, and the person was later positioned in a mock crucifixion on a picket cross.

Donatien N’guessan, a minister on the church, stated “The Stations of the Cross is a approach for us to ponder the thriller of our redemption, which required our Lord to give up himself on the burden of the cross in order that we’ve everlasting life.”

Massive crowds attended the procession forward of Easter Sunday.

Soumahoro Loukolon got here to St. André’s to witness the procession. “For me the Stations of the Cross procession is witnessing the eagerness of Christ, actually what Jesus himself suffered. The trail he took in order that we might be saved is what we’re going to relive right this moment this Good Friday,”, she stated.

Christians across the nation will have fun Easter on Sunday, with some conventional festivals additionally being scheduled across the vacation.

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