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Pope Francis speaks before delivering the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

‘Love has triumphed over hatred,’ says Holy Father, ‘life has conquered death’

The Resurrection (1457-1459) by the Italian painter Andrea Mantegna

Easter Sunday, Acts 10: 34. 37-43; Col 3: 1-4; Jn 20: 1-9 (year b)

An Easter procession in the Calabrian town of Oppido Mamertina (PA)

Easter Sunday procession in a southern Italian diocese have been infiltrated by the mafia in the past

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi blessing (AP)

Pontiff says Resurrection shows ‘love makes hope blossom in the wilderness’

Pope calls for an end to bloodshed in Syria in Easter message

Benedict XVI tells English-speaking pilgrims: ‘May the joy of the risen Christ be with you all!’