Pope Francis prays face down, on the floor of St. Peter’s Basilica (Video) Pope Francis knelt then laid out on the floor before the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica. This tradition gave way to the celebration of the Passion of the Lord, on Good Friday April 18, 2014NULL Rome ReportsFrancis To view the video click here. – Subscribe to the ZENIT Daily Email Newsletter Receive the latest stories in your inbox each day! SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for subscribing to ZENIT!