Narendra Modi commemorates Christ's courage on Good Friday; all you need to know about second last day of Holy Week
Good Friday is the second last day leading to Easter in what is called the Holy Week; the week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday
Maundy Thursday 2020: Vatican prepares to conduct rituals virtually; all you need to know about the day's significance
Also known as Holy Thursday and Covenant Thursday, Maundy Thursday falls on the week before Easter and a day ahead of Good Friday. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet.
Pope Francis is celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, which is filled with thousands of people waving olive branches and palm fronds.
The idea is to have the new pope elected during next week and officially installed several days later so he can preside over the Holy Week ceremonies starting with Palm Sunday on 24 March and culminating in Easter the following Sunday.