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Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2013 before his Papal Inauguration Mass.

Spread 'joyous wonder' of Easter, Pope tells Christians

Apr 21, 2014

Pope Francis on Monday exhorted the Christian faithful to spread the joy of Easter to others.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Easter morning mass in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2014.

'Love has triumphed over hatred,' says Pope on Easter

Apr 20, 2014

In his Easter “urbi et orbi” Easter message “to the city and the world,” Pope Francis focused on the victory... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily during the Easter Vigil at St. Peter's Basilica on April 19, 2014.

Pope: Easter invites return to our first encounter with Jesus

Apr 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the... Read more

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Pope Francis will give Gospels to the imprisoned for Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pope to say Mass of Lord’s Supper at rehab center for disabled persons

Apr 8, 2014

It was announced April 7 that Pope Francis will say the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at... Read more


Pope reflects on wonder as invitation to know God

Apr 4, 2013

Awe and wonder at an encounter with Christ are the first steps in deepening a spiritual life that leads to... Read more


Pope Francis asks for 'gift of tears' to see Risen Christ

Apr 3, 2013

During his brief homily at an April 2 Mass at the chapel of St. Marta’s Residence, Pope Francis encouraged the... Read more

Pope Francis leads his first Regina Coeli prayer on April 1, 2013.

Easter sacraments can revive relationships, Pope teaches

Apr 1, 2013

The Pope told a crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Coeli that the grace from the sacraments... Read more

Pope Francis during the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on March 30, 2013.

Welcome Jesus as a friend, Pope encourages at Easter Vigil

Mar 30, 2013

Pope Francis called on Christians to let the risen Jesus enter their lives and to welcome him with trust as... Read more

Angelo Colapicchinoi presents one of his Colomba cakes at his bakery.

Roman baker sells Easter cakes to commemorate Vatican basilica

Mar 30, 2013

Italians are known for their food, and at Easter time one Roman baker is putting his craft on display by... Read more

American Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday in Rome March 24, 2013.

Survey shows Easter services important for Americans

Mar 27, 2013

About 60 percent of Americans say they intend to go to church for Easter Sunday, with 70 percent of Catholic... Read more