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Christians mark Good Friday with Stations of the Cross event at U of U

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Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 22:32:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Around the world and here in Utah, many Christians are observing Good Friday.

The Newman Center at the University of Utah held a Stations of the Cross event Friday afternoon.

The idea behind the walk is to help people make a spiritual pilgrimage as they recall the last steps of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion.

“It's this moment for us to be, in a sense, transported,” said Father Lukasz Misko of the Newman Center. “It’s this time machine feeling when you actually feel step-by-step what Jesus experienced.”

The Stations of the Cross is a tradition which dates back to Franciscan friars in the 13th century.