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."
Roman Catholics in Norway have consecrated what officials have said is the first cathedral to be built in Europe in a decade. Immigration has led to an increase in registered Catholics in Norway.
In a statement, the Catholic Church in Rwanda officially said it regretted the actions of clergymen and nuns who participated in the 1994 genocide.
Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in a sparsely attended Tbilisi stadium in predominately Orthodox Georgia. The Pope was deserted by the leadership of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in a surprising snub to the Vatican.
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