Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass on Sunday, marking the most joyful moment of the year for the faithful even as the church faced a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka.

Hours after celebrating a late-night vigil, Francis processed into a flower-decked St. Peter’s Square for the liturgy commemorating the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion.

Francis didn’t deliver a homily. But after Mass he is to deliver his annual EasterUrbi et

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