On the occasion of Good Friday, Communion and Liberation (CL Canada) organizes the Way of the Cross procession led by Archbishop Christian Lépine through the streets of Old Montreal on April 7, 2023.

An expected few hundred participants will start the procession at 9:30 a.m. at the historical Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours to continue to the Notre-Dame Basilica, followed by Saint Patrick Basilica and Church of the Gesù, then passing through Place Ville Marie to arrive around noon at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

This commemoration of the Passion of our Lord on Good Friday is a public event open to all. Prayers and readings will be read upon arrival at each of the six stations and the CL choir will perform Lenten hymns in Latin, French, English, Ukrainian, and Polish. Reverent silence will be observed during the 
procession from one religious site to the next. 


Communion and Liberation is an international movement, within the Catholic Church, composed of a wide range of people who are convinced that the Christian event lived in communion is the true basis for the human person’s freedom. Communion and Liberation is present in Canada from coast to coast with communities in Saint John, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg,Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver. More about Communion and Liberation can be found here:


A cross by the Italian artist Maurizio Giglio, made from the wood of a migrant boat sunken on the shores of Calabria, in Italy, on February 26,2023. Father Francesco Loprete of the Diocese of Crotone and artist Maurizio Giglio went to the beach that was the scene of the tragedy that cost the lives of dozens and dozens of migrants. Together they picked up some remains of the vessel, which ended up on the shoreline. On the meaning of the work, Giglio commented, "Christ is stylized, there is only one arm. It is as if He is reaching out to us from the top of the Cross. An invitation to repent, a message of salvation. I did not make this work with joy, far from it. When touching the Cross you really feel all the pain and the cries of those poor people." Following his appeal made during the Sunday Angelus on March 5, 2023, that "the journeys of hope never more be transformed into journeys of death," Pope Francis repeated his call for "welcome and solidarity" towards migrants.

For more information, you may contact Cristina Ardelean, Executive Director of the En Route Foundation, a nonprofit corporation which sustains the missionary and educational work of Communion and Liberation in Canada.