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Stations of the Cross throughout the suburbs

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Jesus, played by Omar Palma, is whipped as he carries his cross during the Mision San Juan Diego Passion walk from St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Palatine on Good Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Children run to Jesus during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Mary played by Mayela Correa speaks to Jesus played by her husband Miguel Angel Correa after he was removed from the cross during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa of Mundelein drags a cross through Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church as he is whipped by guards during "Way of the Cross" in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa of Mundelein is taken away by guards during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

The cast of "Way of the Cross" prays after their performance at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa of Mundelein speaks to his disciples at last supper during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa is placed on the cross by guards as Mary speaks to him during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa is placed on the cross by guards during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Paul Lucido of Bolingbrook is Jesus during the 7th annual Cross Walk at Alleluia! Lutheran Church in Naperville on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Left to right are Eric Marshall, 14, Paul Lucido, Nick Duesing, 16 and Beth Duesing taking part in the 7th annual Cross Walk at Alleluia! Lutheran Church in Naperville on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Left to right are Harold Finch, Eric Marsahall, 14, Paul Lucido, and Nick Duesing, 16, taking part in the 7th annual Cross Walk at Alleluia! Lutheran Church in Naperville on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Paul Lucido, left and Nathanael Juliot, right, act out a scene during the annual Cross Walk at Alleluia! Lutheran Church in Naperville on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Cathy Fulgham has Allison Anderson, 9 of Naperville smell the horseradish as she tells the kids about Passover food during the Cross Walk at Alleluia! Lutheran Church in Naperville on Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

T.J. Foley, 18, portrays Jesus as Nick Wielgos, 19, looks on as a Roman soldier during a living stations of the cross Friday afternoon at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn. Both are from Elburn. The youth group at the church put the program together.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Veronica, portrayed by Aimee Frost, 15, wipes the face of Jesus, portrayed by T.J. Foley, 18, at the sixth station during a living stations of the cross Friday afternoon at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn. Both are from Elburn. The youth group at the church put the program together.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Jesus looks down toward his family from the cross near the conclusion of the the Mision San Juan Diego Passion walk on Good Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Children weep as Jesus is led down the street during the Mision San Juan Diego Passion walk on Good Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Jesus, played by Omar Palma, carries his cross during the Mision San Juan Diego Passion walk on Good Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

A large Crowd sings as the cross moves along Division Street during a Good Friday procession through Elgin starting at St. Joseph Church Friday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

The large crowd watches as the Good Friday procession through Elgin comes to an end at St. Joseph Church on Division Street Friday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

The cross is set upright at St. Joseph's during after the Good Friday procession through Elgin Friday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

The large cross moves along Division Street during a Good Friday procession through Elgin starting at St. Joseph Church Friday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

A crowd of hundreds makes their way back to St. Joseph's Church in Elgin after carrying a large cross through the neighborhoods during a Good Friday procession Friday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

An angel played by Mayela Correa, of Mundelein, speaks to Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa (Mayela's father during "Way of the Cross" at Stanta Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Father Claudio Diaz Jr., third from left, leads the procession during the Mision San Juan Diego Passion walk on Good Friday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 3/30/2013 12:23 AM

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Local Christians celebrated Good Friday by taking part in processions and remembering Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
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