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Major Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus

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Easter: Major Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

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Artist Creates A Quirky Face Mask Every Day During Lockdown [Video]

Artist Creates A Quirky Face Mask Every Day During Lockdown

Australian artist Matthias Kretschmer has challenged himself to make an eye-catching face mask every day in lockdown. The creative says he did not want to put his brush down during the pandemic but..

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Opera star sings from an empty Albert Hall on VE Day [Video]

Opera star sings from an empty Albert Hall on VE Day

Katherine Jenkins sang a moving version of "We'll Meet Again" with Dame Vera Lynn from an empty Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening (May 8), as locked-down Britain marked the 75th anniversary of..

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UK virtual parliament makes debut, but not without a glitch [Video]

UK virtual parliament makes debut, but not without a glitch

As Britain endures its fifth week of a national lockdown, with businesses shuttered and citizens ordered to stay at home, parliament returned on Wednesday from an extended Easter break in a very..

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Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown [Video]

Georgian churches remain open for Easter despite lockdown

Despite fines for gatherings of more than three people in Georgia, churches have stayed open.

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A Holy Land Easter season like no other [Video]

A Holy Land Easter season like no other

Jerusalem has witnessed an Easter season like no other, with the celebration of Jesus' life held under the shadow of a deadly disease. David Doyle reports.

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Easter Mass: All churches in Moscow are closed to the public [Video]

Easter Mass: All churches in Moscow are closed to the public

Russian Patriarch Kirill celebrates the Orthodox Easter Mass at an empty Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Sofia, people attend the Easter mass despite the virus..

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Sacred rite for Orthodox Christians in Bethlehem marred by coronavirus [Video]

Sacred rite for Orthodox Christians in Bethlehem marred by coronavirus

One of the most sacred Easter symbols of the Christian Orthodox faith - the Holy Fire - arrived in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Saturday.View on euronews

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Holy Fire lit in near-empty Jerusalem [Video]

Holy Fire lit in near-empty Jerusalem

The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus' resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday, without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings..

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Orthodox Churches disagree on how to worship safely over Easter [Video]

Orthodox Churches disagree on how to worship safely over Easter

Orthodox Churches disagree on how to worship safely over Easter

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Wild boar piglets a ‘welcome new arrival’ to closed Whipsnade Zoo [Video]

Wild boar piglets a ‘welcome new arrival’ to closed Whipsnade Zoo

Five baby wild boar piglets have been described as a “welcome new arrival” to Whipsnade Zoo while the centre is closed to the public. The zoo in Bedfordshire welcomed the litter of piglets over the..

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Cyclist Files Police Reports Against Chris Cuomo [Video]

Cyclist Files Police Reports Against Chris Cuomo

The Hill is reporting a 65-year old cyclist in Long Island, N.Y., has filed a police report against Chris Cuomo. Cuomo and the cyclist got into a fiery exchange in front of Cuomo's sprawling estate on..

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Miley Cyrus gives Cody Simpson an Easter makeover [Video]

Miley Cyrus gives Cody Simpson an Easter makeover

Miley Cyrus celebrated Easter Sunday by giving her boyfriend Cody Simpson a wild makeover.

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Shares gain on signs China trade slump is easing [Video]

Shares gain on signs China trade slump is easing

European and Asian shares rose Tuesday after new data showed that China's trade slump may be easing off. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Watch: In Paris, an opera singer treats her neighbours to an Easter show [Video]

Watch: In Paris, an opera singer treats her neighbours to an Easter show

Adèle Belmont, who said she recovered from COVID-19, said she wanted to thank neighbours for their support.View on euronews

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Christ the Redeemer lights up for health workers [Video]

Christ the Redeemer lights up for health workers

The statue of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was lit up for Easter on Sunday night, paying tribute to health workers in Brazil and across the world battling the spread of the new..

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Stay-At-Home Orders Keep People At Home For Easter [Video]

Stay-At-Home Orders Keep People At Home For Easter

The COVID-19 pandemic took the lives of 21,300 people in the U.S., closing down Easter 2020. According to Reuters, with many states mandating stay-at-home orders, people looked toward online church..

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Pope Francis Talks About Universal Basic Income [Video]

Pope Francis Talks About Universal Basic Income

Pope Francis wrote an Easter letter to leaders of prominent social movements. He said they should consider a universal basic wage to help the economic disruption from COVID-19. The pope said: "It would..

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Americans celebrate socially distant Easter [Video]

Americans celebrate socially distant Easter

U.S. church leaders peppered their Easter homilies with references to the coronavirus on Sunday, in masses held online, on television and even in parking lots to people sheltering in cars to maintain..

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Pope Says These Times Are Nort Worthy Of 'Indiferrence' And 'Self-Centredness' [Video]

Pope Says These Times Are Nort Worthy Of 'Indiferrence' And 'Self-Centredness'

Pope Francis asked for global solidarity to fight the coronavirus pandemic during his Easter message. According to Reuters, he urged relaxation of international sanctions, debt relief and ceasefires in..

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An 'extraordinary' Easter in Jerusalem amid coronavirus closures [Video]

An 'extraordinary' Easter in Jerusalem amid coronavirus closures

Religious leaders are encouraging Christians to tune in to Easter services streamed live on Facebook or websites.

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Hungarian triathlon champion who works with COVID-19 patients baptized at Easter [Video]

Hungarian triathlon champion who works with COVID-19 patients baptized at Easter

Hungarian World Cup 2014 triathlon race winner Akos Vanek, now a paramedic helping to fight the coronavirus, receives a special baptism in Budapest.

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Pope holds Easter Sunday mass scaled back by coronavirus [Video]

Pope holds Easter Sunday mass scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis led his Easter Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday in an event scaled down by new coronavirus outbreak.

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Philippines Easter celebrations: Catholics mark holy week [Video]

Philippines Easter celebrations: Catholics mark holy week

More than 200 Filipinos have died from the virus and the number is expected to rise.

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