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In Pictures: Christians mark Easter

By AFP

Added 21st April 2019 09:32 AM

Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter

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An Indian Catholic girl holds a candle during a midnight Easter Vigil Mass at Saint Mary's Basilica, Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. AFP Photo

Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter

ope rancis holds the ook of ospels as he presides over the aster igil on aturday at t eters asilica in the atican  hotoPope Francis holds the Book of Gospels as he presides over the Easter Vigil on Saturday at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. AFP Photo

 

ope rancis gives his first communion to a newlybaptised man during the aster igil  hoto Pope Francis gives his first communion to a newly-baptised man during the Easter Vigil. AFP Photo

 

ope rancis gives the acrament of onfirmation to a man during the aster igil  hoto Pope Francis gives the Sacrament of Confirmation to a man during the Easter Vigil. AFP Photo

 

atholic priests celebrate the oly aturday aster igil in the catholic church of aint ary of nows in ratislava lovakia  hoto Catholic priests celebrate the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil in the catholic church of Saint Mary of Snows in Bratislava, Slovakia. AFP Photo

 

omanian people light fires at the graves of their loved ones during alm unday celebration in the village of erasti south of ucharest  rthodox hristians celebrate azarus aturday the day before alm unday when during on the night the people from erasti remember the dead in the cemetery where they light fires and keep vigil at the graves  hoto Romanian people light fires at the graves of their loved ones during Palm Sunday celebration in the village of Herasti, south of Bucharest. - Orthodox Christians celebrate Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday, when during on the night the people from Herasti remember the dead in the cemetery where they light fires and keep vigil at the graves. AFP Photo

 

 wiss uard stands by ardinals during the opes aster igil at the atican  hotoA Swiss Guard stands by Cardinals during the Pope's Easter Vigil at the Vatican. AFP Photo

 

ndian atholic ishop of rchdiocese of yderabad everend humma ala offer prayers as priests and devotees hold candles during a midnight aster igil ass at aint arys asilica ecunderabad the twin city of yderabad  hoto Indian Catholic Bishop of Archdiocese of Hyderabad Reverend Thumma Bala offer prayers as priests and devotees hold candles during a midnight Easter Vigil Mass at Saint Mary's Basilica, Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. AFP Photo

 

 dog poses following the annual lessing of the nimals ceremony in os ngeles alifornia ngelenos brought dogs cats birds turtles and other animals to the event which is normally held just before aster he tradition dates back to 1930 in os ngeles  hotoA dog poses following the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Angelenos brought dogs, cats, birds, turtles and other animals to the event which is normally held just before Easter. The tradition dates back to 1930 in Los Angeles. AFP Photo

 

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