Easter

A statute of St. Anthony is seen kept out side the exploded St. Anthony's church as naval soldiers carry out reconstruction work in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 3, 2019. Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka's capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
May 05, 2019 - 5:25 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, offered a televised Mass from his residence that was...
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May 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of firing his gun in the air during Orthodox Easter celebrations and accidentally shooting in the head an eight-year-old girl playing in an adjacent village. In a statement Wednesday, police said the 54-year-old faces charges...
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Sri Lankan Catholics pray on a road during a brief holly Mass held outside the exploded St. Anthony's Church marking the seventh day of the Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Sri Lanka's Catholics on Sunday awoke to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 28, 2019 - 10:43 am
AMPARA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Their churches closed for fear of an attack by Islamic State group-linked militants, Sri Lanka's Catholics celebrated Mass in their homes Sunday as the island nation's archbishop presided over a televised service, a week after Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people...
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An elderly woman walks to a relative's graves at dawn in Copaciu, southern Romania, Thursday, April 25, 2019. On Maundy Thursday during the holy week of Easter, Orthodox Christians in small southern Romanian villages go to local graveyards before sunrise as part of a centuries-old ritual, light candles and small fires, release incense and leave small bags of food on the ground or offer them with to people. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
April 25, 2019 - 7:27 am
COPACIU, Romania (AP) — Orthodox Christians in a southern Romanian village lit fires and candles at the gravesites of friends and relatives, part of a centuries-old Easter ritual. The fires burning Thursday before dawn in the village of Copaciu are believed to guide the souls of the dead during the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives with her husband Philip to attend an Easter Sunday church service near her Maidenhead constituency, south England, Sunday April 21, 2019. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month, has...
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President Donald Trump, joined by the Easter Bunny and first lady Melania Trump speaks from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 22, 2019, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 22, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, President Donald Trump blew a whistle and sent spoon-wielding kids into a frenzy Monday as they used the wooden utensils to coax hard-boiled eggs to the finish line during the annual Easter Egg Roll. "This is 141 years that...
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A Sri Lankan man walks across a deserted street during a curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 8:16 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 5 a.m. Japan is confirming one of its citizens was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and at least four were wounded. Foreign Minister Taro Kono offered his condolences to all the...
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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
April 21, 2019 - 12:26 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves to the public as she leaves after attending the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle in England Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
April 21, 2019 - 7:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. She was joined by Prince William and...
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A woman stands on steps near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 21, 2019 - 2:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Displaced by a massive fire, Notre Dame Cathedral's Paris parishioners are gathering to celebrate Easter in another church and to pray for a speedy reconstruction of their beloved monument. The fire that engulfed Notre Dame during Holy Week has forced worshippers to find other places...
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