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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

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

David Cameron on the campaign trail this week (PA)

The prime minister’s attempt to woo Christians ahead of the general election is cynical and flawed

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 carries palm fronds in procession at the start of  Palm Sunday Mass (CNS)

An estimated 70,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Mass at the start of Holy Week

A detail from the Agony in the Garden by El Greco

Palm Sunday, IS 50: 4-7; Phil 2: 6-11; MK 14:1 -15:47 (Year B)