Pope Francis, Huge Crowd Joyously Celebrate Easter

Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

Well over 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

Easter is the culmination of Holy Week and marks Christian belief that Jesus rose from the dead after his crucifixion.

(Associated Press)

 

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