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Easter Vigil

Pope Francis prays at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 16, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

The Risen Lord Has Robbed Evil of its Power: Pope Francis at Easter Vigil Mass

Apr 16, 2022

Pope Francis did not preside over the Easter Vigil Mass, but he delivered the homily and baptized seven people.

Pope Francis prays before the Easter fire in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA

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

Apr 4, 2021

Here is the full text of the Easter Vigil homily of Pope Francis, delivered April 3 at St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

"The Risen Lord loves us without limits": Pope Francis at Easter Vigil

Apr 3, 2021

At the Vatican's Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis said that Jesus’ love is without limits and always provides the grace to begin anew.

'Quomodo sedet sola civitas' - a stripped altar on Holy Thursday 2015 at Mater Dei parish in Irving, Texas. Credit: Mater Dei Latin Mass parish via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Vatican Updates Guidelines for Holy Week Liturgies During Coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020

After dioceses throughout the world suspended public Masses amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Congregation for Divine Worship has updated its decree on Holy Week liturgies.