Archive for April 3, 2021

The paschal candle in St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

The Easter Vigil: ‘the mother of all vigils’

The Easter Vigil, which takes place Holy Saturday night, “is the greatest and most noble of all solemnities and it... Read more

Screenshot from a video of Cardinal Christian Tumi taken while he was held captive overnight in Nov. 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal who worked for peace in Cameroon has died

Cardinal Christian Wiyghan Tumi, Cameroon’s first cardinal and a dedicated advocate for peace in the country’s Anglophone crisis, has died... Read more

Police halt a Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, London, England, April 2, 2021?w=200&h=150

Polish Catholic parish in London: Police ‘grossly exceeded powers’ in halting Good Friday service

A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, has said it believes that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sends Easter message to Philippines to mark 500th anniversary of first Mass

Pope Francis sent a video message to mark the 500 year anniversary of the first Mass on Philippine soil on... Read more

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: 'The Risen Lord loves us without limits'

At Vatican's Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ love is without limits and always provides the grace to... Read more

Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

Full Text: Pope Francis’ homily for Easter Vigil at the Vatican

Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter's Basilica. Read more

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala during the Way of the Cross at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda, April 2, 2021. Courtesy photo?w=200&h=150

Kampala archbishop dies at age 68

Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala was found dead in his room Saturday morning. He was 68, and had preached... Read more