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Cardinal Nichols addressing the vigil on Saturday (Photo: Mazur/

Christian life is a daily grasping towards the light, says cardinal at Easter Vigil

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’

Pope Francis carries a candle during the Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Entering into the mystery of Easter means ‘going out in search of truth, beauty and love’, says Holy Father

A man venerates the Cross during the Good Friday liturgy CNS photo/Michael McArdle, Northwest Indiana Catholic)

Our experience of the Triduum is impoverished if we reduce it merely to attendance at its liturgies

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi blessing (AP)

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

Francis enters St Peter's Basilica at the start of the Easter Vigil (AP)

Francis baptises 10 people from around the world at Easter Vigil in St Peter’s

Pope Francis processes into St Peter's Basilica this evening (AP)

Let us never give up, Pope urges

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Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful in St Peter's Square after his Urbi and Orbi blessing (PA photo)

Tens of thousands attend papal Mass in St Peter’s Square

Pope Benedict XVI holds a candle during the Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Benedict XVI says that the Resurrection has inaugurated a new form of life