Saint Peter's Basilica
After the initial procession, the Pope prostrated himself beneath the steps of the presbytery.
The triple unveiling of the Cross preceded the act of adoration. After the adoration of the Cross, the Holy Father presented it for the silent adoration of the assembly.
During the Liturgy of the Word, the account of the Passion according to John was read, and the Preacher of the Papal Household, His Eminence Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap., delivered the homily.