Pope baptizes Italy ‘migrant hero’ at Easter Eve service

Ukrainian City (Reuters) – Pope Francis led an Easter vigil service on Saturday, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian immigrant beggar, who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief. The baptism took place during a long holy Saturday, or Easter eve, a mass of about 10,000 people at St. Peter’s Basilica….

Easter 2019: When and why it’s celebrated, with eggs

When is Easter? Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, after the equinox in the spring. According to the Bible, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ occurred around the Jewish Passover holiday, celebrated on the first full moon following the spring equinox. This led to Christians celebrating Easter on…

Trumps Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON – With overcast skies and temperatures in the 1940s, President Donald Trump declared it was “perfect weather” Monday for the White House’s annual Easter egg celebration. Nearly 30,000 parents and children were expected to attend the event all day. Morning rain softened the festivities, but the sky cleared mostly, though they remained chilled as…