Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
As Christians around the world commemorated the crucifixion of Christ, Pope Francis denounced terrorism and indifference to refugees. The pontiff called on people not to be overwhelmed by the "apparent victory of evil."
On a visit to the Tzitzernakaberd museum, Pope Francis has honored the memory of more than a million Armenians killed a century ago. He then held a mass within sight of Mount Ararat.
Orthodox Christian church leaders have come together for the first time in 1,200 years. But the landmark synod has been marred by division, with four autonomous churches including Russia boycotting the event.
As church attendance continues to wane in Europe, Christian clerics are trying to modernize existing traditions, such as Germany's bi-annual Katholikentag, with the use of social media.
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