Good Friday

Pope leads traditional Good Friday rite at Rome Colosseum

A faithful holds a candle as Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations. Photo:Reuters

Thousands of people holding candles turned out at Rome’s Colosseum to see Pope Francis mark the first Good Friday of his pontificate with a traditional “Way of the Cross” procession around the ancient amphitheatre.

Saturday, 30 March, 2013, 10:22am

Talking points

World marks Good Friday

World marks Good Friday

29 Mar 2013 - 3:18am

Fresh start for kicked-out cat

Freddy the tomcat, kicked out by his owners after taking home a dead bird amid the bird flu scare, has been given not only a new name, but also a home.

Freddy now has to learn his Chinese name, Foon Sum, which means a forgiving heart.

'I planned to adopt this cat ever since I read about it in the newspaper,' his new owner Tse Li-ming said yesterday.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Devil's in the details

The process of implementing the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland has been arduous and lengthy. Since Good Friday 1998, the 65-page document, which essentially is a blueprint for peace in the province, has hit one roadblock after another. But, three years on, there are at least some positive signs to note.

15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Good Friday falls on the thirteenth

Today is Good Friday. It is also Friday the 13th. It is the first time since 1990 that the two days have coincid ed, and this usually happens only four or five times a century.

The next time Good Friday falls on Friday the 13th will be April 13, 2063, followed by April 13, 2074, April 13, 2085 and April 13, 2096.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Record flights tipped

A record number of flight movements at the airport is expected on January 24, Lunar New Year's Day, when 649 aircraft are scheduled for arrival and departure. The current record is 623 flights on April 21, Good Friday, last year. The Civil Aviation Department said the Lunar New Year's Day movements was an increase of more than 22 per cent from the average of 530 a day.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am