Pope Francis in his traditional Easter Sunday address denounced as “scandalous” how armed conflicts continue to rage even as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered severe social and economic suffering and swollen the ranks of the poor.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
The holiest day of the year for Orthodox Christians was reserved and glum in many countries where churches were closed to worshipers for Easter services because of restrictions aimed at suppressing the spread of the coronavirus.
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, at least 30 people were killed after severe storms swept across the Deep South on Easter Sunday and overnight. Tornadoes and thunderstorms blasted a path from Texas to the Carolinas. Also, the Trump administration is…
This Holy Week, celebrated by Christians worldwide, coincides with the Jewish holiday Passover, when people often join family for religious gatherings. But these aren’t normal times. NewsHour Weekend’s Melanie Saltzman recently met a neighbor who is finding ways to cope…
By Melanie Saltzman, Laura Fong
A wave of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has the country grieving, on edge and under a national emergency. At least 290 people died in the attack, which the government blamed on a little-known Jihadist group. Police…
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on Monday morning.
By Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people.
By Associated Press
Here is a look at a long and troubled history marked by ethnic and religious divides after a series of blasts in and outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, blamed on religious extremists, recalled the worst days of the…
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Krishan Francis, Associated Press
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen…
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