Hundreds take part in Easter march

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The National, Tuesday 02nd April, 2013

TRAFFIC flow in Port Moresby was disrupted along Waigani Drive on Good Friday as hundreds of Catholics staged the Stations of the Cross walk from Gerehu to East Boroko.
They started gathering as early as 4am at each of the 14 designated stations along the route.
Each station was marked with the cross of Jesus Christ along the Waigani Drive from Gerehu to St Joseph’s Cathedral in East Boroko.
The procession took about seven hours to reach St Joseph’s church grounds where the Cross was venerated.
Many who braved Port Moresby’s midday sun had their own reasons to be part of the procession.
The crowd of all ages grew bigger as they headed towards East Boroko but at a snail’s pace.
The group were led by the NCD traffic police.
Some, especially mothers, openly wept as they grew very emotional on arrival at the church when the Cross was handed over to the youths of St Joseph and was taken inside the church for veneration.
Port Moresby Archbi­shop John Ribat led the service.