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World leaders including Pope Francis, Donald Trump, and Barack Obama offered their support after Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka claimed hundreds of lives
On Easter Sunday, a series of at least eight bomb attacks went off across Sri Lanka and the main targets were churches and hotels. The attacks reportedly killed at least 207 people.
WATCH: Pope Francis delivers Easter message after Mass at the Vatican
VATICAN CITY - Hours after explosions at Sri Lankan churches and hotels left dozens dead and hundreds more injured, Pope Francis prayed for the victims during his annual Easter message at the Vatican.
Passover and Good Friday bring thousands together for prayer and worship. Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg met the pope in Rome Wednesday ahead of a youth rally against climate change this week.
Pope denounces Sri Lanka attacks
VATICAN CITY (Associated Press) -- Pope Francis is denouncing the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka and is praying for all those who are suffering from the bloodshed.
Pope cites plight of migrants, children on Good Friday
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis used a Good Friday ceremony to decry “all the crosses” of suffering in the world, including those borne by migrants who find doors closed due to “political calculations” and children who are harmed in their “innocence and purity,” in a reference to pedophile clergy.
Pope celebrates Easter with traditional Mass
Pope Francis has celebrated Easter Mass at the Vatican, as the church faced a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. Hours after leading a late-night vigil, Francis processed into a flower-decked St Peter’s Square for the liturgy commemorating the resurrection of Christ.
Pope: Reject ‘glitter of wealth’
VATICAN CITY — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the “glitter of wealth,” and to avoid seeking life’s meaning in “things that pass away.”
President Nelson Sends Message of Comfort to Pope Francis after Notre Dame Fire
On Monday, April 15, President Russell M. Nelson offered words of comfort to Pope Francis after the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire. According to Newsroom, President Nelson expressed in a letter his “profound sadness at the damage done to this sacred structure that has stood for more than 800
Photographer Share Details On Hi New Book, 'Wisdom Of Time by Pope Francis And Friends'
Photographer Share Details On Hi New Book, 'Wisdom Of Time by Pope Francis And Friends'. Photographer Paul Audia spent about a year travelling across the United States and to ten different countries in Europe. His book focuses on elder wisdom from around the globe, including topics of death, love, a
Pope describes Easter as 'beginning of the new world' amid misfortune
April 21 (UPI) -- Pope Francis described Easter as the "beginning of the new world" amid suffering for people around the world during his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing from his balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
Pope Francis leads Via Crucis at Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday
The Via Crucis is a devotion that has been practiced by the Christian faithful for centuries. The tradition of celebrating the Way of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum dates back to Pope Benedict XIV in the 18th century. It was Pope St Paul VI who revived the practice in 1964.
Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.
At Easter vigil, Pope Francis urges resistance to 'glitter of wealth'
At an Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the “glitter of wealth,” and to avoid seeking life’s meaning in “things that pass away.”
Pope urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria
Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home.
Pope Francis urges Christians 'do not bury hope'
Pope Francis on Saturday urged people to "not bury hope" during an Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, according to the Associated Press. “Do not bury hope!” Francis said, adding that “we lose heart and come to believe that death is stronger than life" when things go poorly, the AP reported.
At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.
The Pope Said Those Who Discard Gay People “Don’t Have a Human Heart”
Don’t love gay people? You might be a cold-hearted snake. In a new video released by BBC2, Pope Francis spoke to British gay TV star Stephen K. Amos, who told the Pope that he doesn’t feel accepted as part of faith communities because he is a gay man.
The Latest: Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 207
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):. Sri Lankan police say 207 people were killed and 450 wounded in a series of blasts in and around the country’s capital.
Pope says Jesus lives here and now, not in a history book
ROME — Jesus has risen and is alive today, not as a character from the past found in history books but in day-to-day life, Pope Francis said Saturday as he celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Pope celebrates Holy Thursday ahead of foot-washing ritual
Each of the patriarchs, cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests present in Rome who joined Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica on April 18, to renew the promises they made on the day of their ordination, received a copy of the book. During Thursday's service, Francis blessed the holy oils that