Exterior view of the fifth station of the Via Dolorosa, where the biblical event is commemorated, in which the Romans forced the passer-by Simon of Cyrene to carry the crossbeam for Jesus on the way to his crucification, in Jerusalem, Israel, 12 September 2013. The Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) is a street in the old town of Jerusalem named after the path Jesus of Nazareth walked to his crucification. Jesus carried the cross, on which he later died via that road from the Antonia Fortress, then seat of Pilate, to Golgotha, the place where his grave is supposedly located. Above this place, th

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Exterior view of the fifth station of the Via Dolorosa, where the biblical event is commemorated, in which the Romans forced the passer-by Simon of Cyrene to carry the crossbeam for Jesus on the way to his crucification, in Jerusalem, Israel, 12 September 2013. The Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) is a street in the old town of Jerusalem named after the path Jesus of Nazareth walked to his crucification. Jesus carried the cross, on which he later died via that road from the Antonia Fortress, then seat of Pilate, to Golgotha, the place where his grave is supposedly located. Above this place, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was later built. The path led Jesus via 14 stations that are often visited by modern pilgrims walking through the old town. Photo: Matthias Tödt