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Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021.

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

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021.

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

'Quomodo sedet sola civitas' - a stripped altar on Holy Thursday 2015 at Mater Dei parish in Irving, Texas.

Vatican updates guidelines for Holy Week liturgies during coronavirus

After dioceses throughout the world suspended public Masses amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congregation for Divine Worship has updated its... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Vatican: Easter date can not be changed, despite coronavirus

The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum,... Read more

A Paschal candle decorated by Robert Faulhaber.

Omaha artist paints one-of-a-kind Paschal candles

Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. They gave themselves ample space to create: For... Read more

Pope Francis lighting the Easter candle, Easter Vigil 2015.

'Opportunities for conversion' - the liturgies of Holy Week

Any priest will tell you that Easter Sunday Mass is one of the most highly attended of the year, alongside... Read more

Pope Francis lighting the Easter candle before the entrance procession of the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 4, 2015.

Christ renews a weary humanity, Pope Francis says at Easter Vigil

During Easter Vigil at the Vatican Pope Francis noted that many people today mirror the sadness and grief of the... Read more

Pope Francis holds the Easter candle during the Easter Vigil April 4, 2015.

If you're looking for the truth, you'll find the Resurrection Pope says

During his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis said that the Resurrection of Jesus is a mystery we can... Read more