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The Incredulity of St Thomas by Caravaggio

Second Sunday of Easter, Acts 4:32-35; 1 jn 5:1-6; jn 20:19-31 (Year B)

Pope Francis said no sacrifice is too big for the sake of a child (CNS)

Pope says children are never a mistake

Pope Francis discussed the suffering of children at today’s general audience

Cardinal John Njue carries a cross as he leads the Stations of the Cross from Holy Family Basilica along a street  in the Kenyan capital (CNS)

‘We need to constantly invoke God’s name,’ says Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi

Pope Francis spoke about the persecuted Church (Photo: CNS)

The Pope urged the international community ‘not to remain mute’ in the face of such persecution

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 delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

‘By his death and Resurrection, Jesus shows everyone the way to life and happiness’, says Holy Father

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

Pope Francis prays at the Colosseum during the Way of the Cross (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father offers reflection at the end of the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum

Pope Francis dries the foot of a toddler at Rebibbia Prison in Rome (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

The Holy Father washes the feet of inmates in Rebibbia Prison in Rome

Pope Francis presides at the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father urges clergy of Rome diocese not to ‘flirt with spiritual worldliness’