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Each year on Good Friday, Tucson residents carry a white cross up A Mountain, preparing to celebrate a sunrise mass on Easter Sunday. Various West Side community groups participate in the event, with members of each lending a hand in getting the cross to the top of Sentinel Peak overlooking the city. Read more»

Why anyone who cares about tolerance and peace in today’s Middle East should care about the diminishing Christian presence in the land where the faith began. Read more»

Fr. Robert Elias Barcelos, playing Jesus, drags a wooden cross through the street. The procession often stopped for whippings and ridicule from the guards and crowd.

The annual Passion of Good Friday reenactment drew more than 800 people to downtown Tucson's St. Augustine Cathedral on Friday afternoon. Read more»

Many businesses and shops are still closed after the February earthquake in Chile.

In the Chilean town of Curepto, all is void and emptiness. The picturesque rural town was flattened by the 8.8-earthquake in February and almost all its stores are still closed — including its two beauty parlors. Read more»