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    Pope presides over Easter Eve vigil in Rome

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    Pope Francis led the world's Catholics into Easter by presiding for the first time at a solemn vigil Mass on Saturday evening in St. Peter's Basilica.

    Easter Sunday is the climax of Christian Holy week being the day Jesus is said to have risen from the dead.

    Just before the vigil Francis had contributed a message to a live broadcast of the Turin Shroud.

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