Italian-American Catholics gather to observe Good Friday in Bensonhurst

Apr 21, 2017 307

BY: Patrick Weinberg

Friday, April 14 was Good Friday, and in observance of one of the holiest days for the Catholic Church, thousands of Italian-Americans filled the streets of Bensonhurst to celebrate their faith and heritage.

Good Friday is the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. Participants in the procession carried their own crosses as they walked from 66th Street and 18th Avenue to St. Francis Cabrini Church on Bay 11th Street, where Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led a closing ceremony.

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