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Easter Sunday Mass at the Vatican

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Posted at Apr 12 2020 06:50 PM | Updated as of Apr 12 2020 07:33 PM

Easter Sunday Mass at the Vatican

Pope Francis kisses the altar at the start of Easter Sunday Mass, inside an empty St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Easter Sunday. Pope Francis and Christians around the world marked a different kind of Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the liturgical calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.