Rappler's latest stories on Easter Sunday
The coronavirus pandemic forces the Roman Catholic leadership to call off elaborate services to honor the 279 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks
Indifference, self-centeredness, division, and forgetfulness are not words we want to hear at this time. We want to ban these words forever!
From drive-by processions to photos of parishioners taped on church pews, here is how Filipinos celebrated Easter in the time of COVID-19
President Rodrigo Duterte talks of the hope brought by the Risen Christ as the Philippines continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic
We can rebuild from the ruins. We can rebuild with one another.
We can surely speak of Easter even in the midst of this crisis, but dare we not speak of Easter if this pandemic does not change us
Police Inspector General Pujith Jayasundara and former defense secretary Hemasiri Fernando are represented in court after being arrested last week on charges their negligence led to the attacks
There is no immediate word from the government on why President Maithripala Sirisena changed his mind on relaxing the tough laws imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks
Nine police officers will face 'criminal investigations' for failing to act on warnings ahead of the April 21 bombings on 3 churches and 3 hotels carried out by Islamic State-backed jihadists
'The emergency was declared to deal with the immediate security situation. However, it will not be necessary to extend this any further,' says Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena
Sri Lanka's president issues a proclamation saying that the emergency will continue for another 30 days, citing 'public security'
Ramesh Raju is one of 29 people that media reports say died in the blast at Zion, one of 3 churches and 3 hotels targeted by Jihadist bombers
The Easter Sunday Mass at Saint-Eustache church in Paris, celebrated in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire, is pervaded by the spirit and hope of a fresh start
The series of blasts on Easter Sunday is one of the deadliest attacks in the island nation's history
The Taprobane restaurant at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was having one of its busiest days of the year for the Easter holiday weekend when the bombing took place
(UPDATED) 'Our nation, together with the rest of the world, is outraged by these latest senseless acts of terror and violence,' says the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte
'I urge the parties involved to choose dialogue over force and to avoid reopening wounds left by a decade of conflicts and political instability,' Pope Francis says during his traditional Easter Sunday address
(UPDATED) A series of blasts ripped through several high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services on Sunday, April 21
After the Easter Sunday liturgy, Pope Francis is set to deliver his traditional Urbi et Orbi (To the City and To the World) speech. Watch it live on Rappler.
(7th UPDATE) Documents show that Sri Lanka's police chief issued an intelligence alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that suicide bombers planned to hit 'prominent churches'
President Rodrigo Duterte, in his Easter message, says he hopes evil 'will be swept away by our strong faith in the Almighty'
Filipinos celebrate the feast of Christ's resurrection through the Easter Vigil and the traditional Salubong procession
'Sa huli, sa kabila ng kadiliman at kahirapan, ang kabutihan at pagmamahalan pa rin ang mananaig,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Easter Sunday
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
(UPDATED) The pontiff also prays for peace and harmony in the Korean Peninsula
Pope Francis is set to deliver his traditional Urbi et Orbi (To the City and To the World) after the Easter Sunday Mass
Jesus' victory over death shows that truth and goodness will always prevail, says Vice President Leni Robredo on Easter Sunday 2018
'Tiyak pong magwawagi tayo sa kasamaan at magwawakas ang umiiral na kadiliman sa ating bayan,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima on Easter 2018
Filipinos traditionally observe the Salubong through a dawn procession that ends in front of the church, with the statues of Jesus and Mary 'meeting' on Easter
'May we nurture humility and forgiveness in our hearts as these will free us from the shackles of hatred and greed,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
The Easter Bunny has hidden a whole lot of eggs around Manila this year!
The pontiff also speaks out against the hostilities and famine in South Sudan Sudan Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo
A major terrorist attack planned for Easter in Lahore tomorrow was successfully foiled by intelligence agencies a military statement says
3rd UPDATE Check out this page for the schedule of services and Masses in select churches for Black Saturday and Easter Sunday
Some countries also observe Holy Week with religious processions while others have their own colorful rites and rituals
The hardline Jamaat ul Ahrar faction of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan says they will carry out more such attacks vowing to target schools and colleges alongside government and military interests
In a tweet the Indonesia president said acts of terror are never justified
Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups including the Pakistani Taliban since 2007
Serangan bom bunuh menewaskan setidaknya 65 orang dalam perayaan Paskah di Lahore Pakistan pada Minggu 27 Maret
While Safety Check is a feature that is meant to ask people in Pakistan to check in and let others know they are okay it seems the location based feature misfired
UPDATED Officials say the bomber detonated the explosives packed with ball bearings near a children s playing area in the popular Gulshan i Iqbal park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday
UPDATED Pope Francis also speaks of areas affected by climate change
The government says it is concerned about the safety of its citizens especially during their travel back to their respective homes after the Holy Week break
Cardinal Tagle cites the terrorist attacks in Belgium as a ‘tomb’ that should be conquered by Easter
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