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Oils are prepared for the Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Clifton 
(Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

I was struck by all the people, some still to be born, who would experience the anointing with oil over the coming year

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

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

Archbishop Longley entrusting the relic at Wolverhampton Carmel (Flickr/Mazur)

Archbishop Bernard Longley commemorated the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila

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

The author, centre, prepares for the procession

Finally I have fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk among the penitents in Valladolid

A hooded penitent in the  Philippines pauses while carrying a cross (AP)

Faithful urged to ‘focus on prayers’ rather than extreme self-mortification

Mary embraces Jesus from the "Lamentation of Christ" by Umbrian painter Niccolo di Liberatore. Photo: CNS

During Holy Week, we should blame the sins of the world for Christ’s death while remembering he freely laid down his life for us

Members of the Croydon ordinariate group with Mgr John Broadhurst (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Figure includes about 250 former Anglicans joining the ordinariate