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Easter Peace Pope Francis

Pope Francis uses Easter blessing to pray for peace

In his Easter Sunday blessing, Pope Francis asked the risen Lord to open paths of peace in the Holy Land, Ukraine, and all regions of the world suffering from war and violence. Source: CNA.

Church Life Easter

Faith leaders spread Easter messages of hope and goodwill

Christians across Australia and the world have gathered to celebrate Easter – one of the most significant days on the Christian calendar – seen by many as a time of recollection and renewed hope. Source: SBS News/ABC News.

Easter Faith Journey

‘Focused on Jesus’: New Catholics welcomed at Easter Vigil

As Billy Osborne sat outside St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta on the eve of being welcomed into the Catholic Church he was overwhelmed with emotion. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Easter Holy Land

Easter celebrations scaled down in Holy Land but hope survives

Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross walk to the Holy Sepulchre Church went off quietly and prayerfully, although missing pilgrims meant reduced numbers for all Easter ceremonies in Jerusalem. Source: The Tablet.

Bishops Easter

Light in a darkened world: Bishops release Easter messages

While war and crises rage in the world today, Christ is alive and present, bringing light and offering hope to troubled times. This is a common theme in the Easter messages of Australia’s Catholic bishops.

CathNews Easter Holiday

CathNews is back on April 3

CathNews is taking an extended Easter break and will not be published on Good Friday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday.

Easter Modern Slavery

Finding ethical sweet spot when buying chocolate this Easter

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans is encouraging Australians to be responsible “indulgers” when buying or eating chocolate this Easter as part of its Indulge Responsibly Easter campaign. Source: Pathways.

Easter Pope Francis

Pope to again celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in a prison

Pope Francis will continue his custom of celebrating Holy Thursday Mass in a prison during Holy Week 2024. Source: OSV News.

Easter Ukraine

Displaced Ukrainians in Australia celebrate Orthodox Easter for last time

Displaced Ukrainians living in Australia celebrated Orthodox Easter for the last time on Sunday, with Ukrainian Catholics to observe Easter at the same time as most Western countries from 2024. Source: ABC News.