Pope Francis’ Easter Vigil Homily

Posted April 15, 2017 8:57 pm by Salt and Light Media

Pope Francis’ Easter Vigil Homily

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At 8:30 pm on Holy Saturday evening, Pope Francis presided in the Vatican Basilica at the Solemn Easter Vigil in this holy night. The ritual began in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica with the blessing of fire and preparation of the paschal candle. The procession to the main altar with the lighted Paschal candle and the singing of the Exultet was followed by the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of Baptism during which the Pope administered the sacraments of Christian initiation to 11 neophytes from Spain, the Czech Republic, Italy, the United States, Albania, Malta, Malaysia and

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