Thousands of people flocked to the walled Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday, as part of the annual tradition to walk the Via Dolorosa, the path where it is said Jesus Christ was tried and convicted and later crucified and buried. But there’s an emerging theory that for the past few centuries, Christian pilgrims have been walking the wrong way.
NewsHour Weekend‘s Martin Fletcher explores one of the most famous streets in the world: The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which follows the path where it is said Jesus was tried and convicted and later crucified and buried. While it’s only about a 10-minute walk, the street can be a profound religious and emotional experience for Christians from around the world. But now there’s renewed debate about whether the millions of pilgrims who visit every year have been walking the wrong way. Continue reading
In other news Friday, a grand jury in Atlanta indicted former school superintendent Beverly Hall and 34 others in a cheating scandal. Also, Christians around the world observed Good Friday. Continue reading
In other news Friday, Syrian forces assaulted rebellious Homs and Rastan despite a looming cease-fire deadline. Around the world, Christians marked Good Friday with observances ranging from services to re-enactments of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Also, a U.S. Navy fighter plane crash in Virginia Beach, Va., is under investigation. Continue reading