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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil

Handout, Vatican Media via Reuters

Posted at Apr 04 2021 12:09 PM

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Vigil

Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil in a near empty St. Peter's Basilica as COVID-19 restrictions stay in place for a second year running, at the Vatican on Saturday. This year has been the second consecutive Easter that all papal services are being attended by only about 200 people in a secondary altar of St. Peter's Basilica instead of the nearly 10,000 that the largest church in Christendom can hold.