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

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

Apr 8, 2023

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.

Jim Caviezel (left) will once again portray Jesus in the new Mel Gibson movie "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection," which is set to begin production in spring 2023. | DFree/Shutterstock and Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Filming of "The Passion of the Christ" Sequel Set to Begin this Spring

Jan 15, 2023

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.

Benedict XVI’s coffin exits St. Peter’s Basilica beneath an image of Christ’s resurrection on the morning of his funeral Jan. 5, 2022 | Evandro Inetti/CNA

The Story Behind the Image Hanging at Benedict XVI’s Funeral

Jan 5, 2023

A large banner of the resurrection of Christ provided the decorative backdrop to the altar during Benedict XVI’s funeral on Thursday.

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 offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media.

Christ’s Wounds are the "seal of his love for us": Pope Francis on Easter Sunday

Apr 4, 2021

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 greets pilgrims during his Angelus address Feb. 21, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

The Lord Does Not Permit Darkness to Have Last Word: Pope Francis

Feb 28, 2021

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.”

Resurrection of the Flesh, fresco by Luca Signorelli in the San Brizio chapel of Orvieto Cathedral (1499-1502) / Catholic News Agency

Why Christians Believe in Resurrection, Not Reincarnation

Apr 12, 2020

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.”