Vatican darkened for poignant Easter ritual

Pope Francis has carried a lit candle up the main aisle of a darkened St Peter’s Basilica in a dramatic Easter Saturday vigil.

The pontiff, prelates and other faithful also clutching candles appeared as slow-moving points of light in darkness, part of a procession symbolising Christians’ belief that Jesus triumphed over death by resurrection following crucifixion.

At the chant in Latin for “light of Christ”, the basilica’s lights were suddenly...
source: Westmorland Gazette

2019-04-21 00:26
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