Easter

May 01, 2019 - 10:09 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 - 11:43 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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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 - 11:59 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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April 22, 2019 - 2:20 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The World Jewish Congress has expressed its "disgust and outrage" following reports that an effigy made to look like a stereotypical Jew was hanged and burned in a Polish town as part of an Easter ritual. Robert Singer, CEO of the New York-based group, said in a statement that...
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Relatives of a blast victim grieve outside a morgue in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
April 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 11:45 p.m. A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following attacks that killed more than 200 people on Easter...
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Members of Britain's Royal family watch as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend 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 - 6:27 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. Her birthday is marked this year by...
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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 - 4:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. Hours after celebrating a late-night vigil, Francis processed into a flower-decked St. Peter's Square for the liturgy Sunday commemorating the resurrection of...
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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 - 3:58 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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Pope Francis holds a candle as he presides over a solemn Easter vigil ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 20, 2019 - 9:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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April 19, 2019 - 8:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires. Firefighters managed to control a forest fire in Koenigs Wusterhausen near Berlin early Friday, one of several in the eastern state of...
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