Easter 2022

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (L)

Pope Francis to Patriarch Kirill: Let’s be ‘true peacemakers’ for war-torn Ukraine

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope sent Easter greetings to the Russian Orthodox leader. Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on April 24, 2022.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: Pope Francis preaches on the peace that God's mercy brings

Apr 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis explained three ways that God's mercy should bring about peace in the lives of Christians. Read more

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov's Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene (1835)

Easter isn't over yet. Here's when it officially ends

Apr 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Catholics recognize Easter — when Christ rises from the dead after sacrificing his life for all of humanity — as... Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis joins UN chief’s appeal for Ukraine war Easter truce

Apr 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Eastern Orthodox churches and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will celebrate Easter on April 24 this year. Read more

Pope Francis led the “Regina Caeli" on Monday, April 18, 2022, at St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: ‘Come out of the tomb of fear’

Apr 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Fear is like a tomb that can “bury us,” Pope Francis said Monday, but the Risen Lord’s words to the... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2022

Full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Pope Francis

The full text of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi benediction for Easter 2022 Read more

Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter 2022

Pope Francis laments ‘Easter of War’ in Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Brothers and sisters, let us allow the peace of Christ to enter our lives, our homes, our countries,” Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square for Easter 2022

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Square for Easter 2022

Apr 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

An estimated 50,000 people were in St. Peter's Square for the pope's Easter Sunday Mass. Read more

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022.

Easter Vigil 2022: Full text of Pope Francis’ homily

Apr 16, 2022

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' homily for Easter Vigil 2022. Read more