Easter 2023

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Easter Sunday Mass on April 9, 2023, was held for the first time in 10 months at St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria.

Nigerian Catholic church attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year resumes public worship

Apr 14, 2023

By Jude Atemanke

A parish church in Nigeria that was attacked on Pentecost Sunday last year reopened for Easter Sunday Mass on April... Read more


Lent is over. Now what?

Apr 10, 2023

By Matt Hadro

Now that the actual Easter season has begun, how should Catholics observe it? Read more


Full text of Pope Francis’ urbi et orbi blessing for Easter 2023

Apr 9, 2023

By Pope Francis

The urbi et orbi is a special apostolic blessing given by the pope every year on Easter Sunday, Christmas, and... Read more


‘The most important and beautiful day of history’: Pope Francis on Easter 2023

Apr 9, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“At Easter the destiny of the world was changed,” Pope Francis said on Easter 2023 at the Vatican. Read more

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 8, 2023.

Full Text: Pope Francis’ homily for Easter Vigil 2023 at the Vatican

Apr 8, 2023

By Pope Francis

"The night is drawing to a close and the first light of dawn is appearing upon the horizon as the... Read more

Pope Francis gives his homily at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 8, 2023.

Pope Francis at Easter Vigil: ‘Rediscover the grace of God’s resurrection within you’

Apr 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

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

The flogging of Christ.

Which countries in the Americas do not celebrate Holy Week?

Apr 6, 2023

By Abel Camasca

Many countries declare holidays for the faithful to participate in Holy Week activities, but not all nations in the Americas... Read more

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

Here is Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week and Easter 2023

Apr 1, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Holy Week and Easter is one of the busiest liturgical periods at the Vatican. Read more