A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who make the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross.
In the Way of the Cross Christians recall the sufferings of Christ while going from the praetorium of Pilate, where He was condemned to death, to the mount of Calvary, where He died on the cross for our salvation.
The gaining of the plenary indulgence is regulated by the following norms:
But if the pious exercise is made publicly and if it is not possible for all taking part to go in an orderly way from station to station, it suffices if at least the one conducting the exercise goes from station to station, the others remaining in their place.
Those who are "impeded" can gain the same indulgence, if they spend at least one half an hour in pious reading and meditation on the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For those belonging to Oriental rites, amongst whom this pious exercise is not practiced, the respective Patriarchs can determine some other pious exercise in memory of the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ for the gaining of this indulgence.
To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary to perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfill the following three conditions:
From the Enchiridion of Indulgences (June 29, 1968)