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Christians around the world gather to celebrate Easter; Mourning for Sri Lanka attacks: NPR



Christian believers of the Legio Maria African Mission Church hold candles as they attend the Easter service in their church in Fort Jesus, Nairobi (Kenya) on April 20, 201

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Christian faithful of the Legio Maria African Mission Church hold candles at the Easter Mass in their church in Fort Jesus, Nairobi, Kenya, on April 20, 2019.

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Christians from all over the world gathered on Sunday to celebrate the end of Holy Week and celebrate Easter.

Celebrations took many forms. While some worshipers had reenacted the Passion of Christ, others gathered for candlelight service or colorful processions.

For many Christians, this year's holiday was a more serious affair. In Paris, the Fire of Notre Dame last week forced worshipers to find other places to attend church services. In Sri Lanka, Sunday morning celebrations were disrupted with a series of explosions that broke through several churches and hotels, killing more than 200 people and injuring hundreds more.

Pope Francis spoke at the Vatican of the tragedy and the lost lives.

"I want to express my affectionate closeness to the Christian community whose goal they were while they were gathered in prayer and all the victims of such cruel violence," said the Pope. "I entrust to the Lord all those who have been tragically killed and pray for the injured and those who suffer from this dramatic event."

The Pope also talked about conflicts in other regions of the world and urged leaders to find peaceful solutions together.

Pope Francis waves to the crowd after the celebration of the Ester Mass in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Sunday, April 21, 2019.

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An aerial view of sawdust carpets decorating a street in the Brazilian historic city of Ouro Preto in the state of Minas Gerais on April 21, 2019 before an Easter procession represents the Resurrection of Christ. The streets are adorned with locals and tourists using about 60 tons of colored sawdust.

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An aerial view of sawdust carpets decorating a street in the Brazilian historic city of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais state, April 21, 2019, before an Easter procession depicts Christ's resurrection. The streets are adorned with locals and tourists using about 60 tons of colored sawdust.

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Syriac Orthodox pilgrims carry palm branches during the Palm Sunday process in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on April 21, 2019 in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Syrian Orthodox pilgrims carry palm branches during the Palm Sunday process in the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 21, 2019.

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A relative of a Sri Lankan victim of a church explosion cries on April 21, 2019, in front of a hospital in Batticaloa, eastern Sri Lanka.

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A relative of a Sri Lankan victim of an explosion in a church weeps on April 21, 2019, in front of a hospital in Batticaloa, eastern Sri Lanka. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP / Getty Images.

Pakistani Christians in Karachi light candles to pay tribute to the victims of the Sri Lanka attacks on April 21, 2019.

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The residents dress up with colorful local versions of Roman soldiers as they celebrate Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019 in Mogpog, Marinduque, Philippines.

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The residents dress up with colorful local versions of Roman soldiers as they celebrate Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Mogpog, Marinduque, Philippines.

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An Armenian Orthodox Christian woman kisses the cross during the Easter Mass in a church in the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on April 21, 2019.

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An Armenian Orthodox Christian woman kisses the cross during the Easter Mass in a church in the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria on April 21, 2019.

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British Queen Elizabeth II Receives Flowers as she leaves after a visit to the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel on April 21, 2019 in Windsor, England.

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British Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers when she leaves April 21, 2019 in Windsor, England, for a visit to the Easter Mattins Service at St. George's Chapel.

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Christian devotees follow the Way of the Cross or the Passion of Jesus Christ during a memorial service on Good Friday in the Kibera slum of Nairobi on April 19, 2019.

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Christian devotees follow the Way of the Cross or the Passion of Jesus Christ during a memorial service on Good Friday in the Kibera slum of Nairobi on April 19, 2019.

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A general overview shows how people, in honor of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, participated in the Saint Eustache church on Easter Sunday in honor of the Holy Mass.

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A general view shows the people attending Mass on Easter Sunday in honor of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in the Saint Eustache church in Paris.

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A believer participates in the procession of Via Crucis in Managua, Nicaragua, on 19 April 2019.

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Armenian priests are brandishing incense sticks, while Bishop Sivan, second from left, is looking at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Old Jerusalem on April 21, 2019 during the Palm Sunday procession.

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Armenian priests are brandishing incense sticks, while Bishop Sivan, second from left, is looking at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Old Jerusalem on April 21, 2019 during the Palm Sunday procession.

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A crucified Christ and statues of the Passion of Christ are carried during the traditional Easter procession of the Mysteries (Processione dei Misteri) on 20 April 2019 in Trapani, Sicily.

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A crucified Christ and statues of the Passion of Christ are carried on 20 April 2019 during the traditional Easter procession of the Mysteries (Processione dei Misteri) in Trapani, Sicily.

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Believers queue to visit the Notre Dame Easter Mass in the church of St. Eustache in Paris. Notre Dame's Easter Mass took place in the nearby St. Eustache Church, after the devastating fire had severely damaged the historic landmark.

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The worshipers stand in line to attend the Notre Dame Easter Mass in the church of St. Eustache in Paris. Notre Dame's Easter service took place in the nearby St. Eustache church, after the devastating fire severely damaged the historic landmark.

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Pope Francis holds an altar candle as he presides over the Ostervigil on April 20, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

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Pope Francis holds an altar candle as he presides the Easter vigil on April 20, 2019 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

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