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The Easter Vigil

Pope Francis processing in darkness with the lit Paschal Candle at the beginning of the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 4, 2015.
Pope Francis processing in darkness with the lit Paschal Candle at the beginning of the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 4, 2015.
Pope Francis delivering the homily at the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 4, 2015.
Pope Francis delivering the homily at the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 4, 2015.
Pope Francis baptizing one of ten adults at the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 4, 2015.
Pope Francis baptizing one of ten adults at the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 4, 2015. The lady being baptized here actually had a bunch of news stories about her baptism as she had written to Pope Francis and Pope Francis invited her to be baptized by him at this Easter Vigil (article, summary video).

Tonight Pope Francis attended the Easter Vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica, gave a homily on the resurrection, and baptized ten people (full text, full video).

Also in the news, Pope Francis phone called today an Argentine military base in Antarctica to express to the personnel there Easter greetings.

In Pope Francis related news:

Christian groups in Cremisan Valley, located close to Bethlehem, who had petitioned Pope Francis to intervene and not have Israel build a separation wall through their valley — Israel’s Supreme Court has now rejected the plan to build it through their valley.

And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!


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