At the Vatican’s Easter Vigil Mass, Pope Francis urged people to “roll away the stones of sin and fear” to experience the power of Christ’s resurrection.
The highly anticipated sequel to “The Passion of the Christ” is set to begin filming this spring. The film, “The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection,” will focus on the days immediately following Christ’s crucifixion.
A large banner of the resurrection of Christ provided the decorative backdrop to the altar during Benedict XVI’s funeral on Thursday.
Pope Francis did not preside over the Easter Vigil Mass, but he delivered the homily and baptized seven people.
May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.
Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is Risen and does not permit darkness to have the last word.”
Every time Christians recite the Apostles’ Creed, they affirm their belief in what will happen to them after death: “'I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.”