Pope Francis (L) kisses a cross during a meeting with cardinals and bishops at the Archbishop's Palace in Rio de Janeiro, on July 27, 2013. Pope Francis joins young pilgrims in a prayer vigil on Rio's Copacabana beach Saturday as he presses his drive to breathe new life into a struggling Catholic faith. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics attending the five-day gathering World Youth Day are set to walk nine kilometers across the city to reach the beach venue for the vigil. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS
A faithful dressed with traditional clothes kisses the orthodox cross as he attends the Timkat celebration on January 18, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Timkat is the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Epiphany and It is celebrated on January 18-19, following the Ethiopian calendar. Timkat celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.
Brazilian supporter cheers for his team as he kisses a cross ahead of the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
David Statnik kisses the cross, as Sorbian men dressed in traditional costumes ride horseback in a procession to herald the resurrection of Jesus Christ during the annual Sorbian Easter Ride on April 20, 2014 near Ralbitz, Germany. Hundreds of riders in different groups ride between villages in the region and are received by Sorbian women with food and hospitality. Sorbians are a western Slavic minority in eastern Germany who speak a language closely related to Czech and Polish.
A young worshiper kisses a statue of Christ hanging on the cross in the Igreja Matriz da Nossa Senhora dos Remedios church during Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 18, 2014 in Paraty, Brazil. Holy Week marks the last week of Lent and the beginning of Easter celebrations for Catholics. Brazil holds more Catholics than any other country. Paraty was built as a Portuguese colonial town shortly after Portugal colonized Brazil in 1500. Paraty flourished during the 18th Century as the main port to ship Brazilian gold to Portugal.
A man kisses the feet of Jesus Christ on the cross as others wait in line to kneel before the crucifix during a Papal Mass with the Celebration of the Lord's Passion lead by Pope Francis inside St Peter's Basilica on March 29, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis is taking part in his first holy week as pontiff and will later today preside over the Way Of the Cross procession at the Colosseum in Rome.
Pope Benedict XVI kisses the cross during the Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday on April 6, 2012 St Peter's basilica at The Vatican. Christians mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday in a series of ceremonies culminating on Sunday, when they celebrate Christ's resurrection. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO