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Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2016 has been published by the Vatican

Pope Francis exchanging gifts with the Archbishop of Canterbury  in 2013 (AP)
Whitby Abbey, the site of St Hilda’s Monastery, where the synod of Whitby was held in AD 664

Whitby hosted a historic 7th-century synod where clerics chose to follow the Roman tradition for Easter

The Passion of Jesus  performed by the Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square (PA)

Sir Jack Stewart-Clark will take a dramatisation of the last days of Christ to one of Italy’s biggest prisons

Cardinal Nichols addressing the vigil on Saturday (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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

The Entombment by Ary Scheffer features on the cover of MAGNIFICAT's Holy Week edition

How to get more from MAGNIFICAT, the daily spiritual life companion

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)

World Youth Day pilgrims carry a cross in Rio (CNS)

The Cross is worth its weight not in gold, nor in suffering alone, but in the currency of divine love