Millions of people around the world are celebrating Catholic Easter this weekend, most under strict restrictions, for the second time since the pandemic began, although immunization campaigns are accelerating, as in the US where more than 100 million people have already received at least one dose of the vaccine.
In Europe, amid the third wave of COVID-19, Italy has been designated a “red zone.” This Easter, which is usually an opportunity for families to meet and celebrate together, the measures remain in place.
In the empty St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis led the second Way of the Cross late on Friday night without the participation of the faithful, only some children had the opportunity to attend the service.
Resurrection to be celebrated in Jerusalem without restrictions
In Jerusalem, Christians said they felt “alive again” as hundreds of worshipers gathered in the Old City on Good Friday.
*With information from ANA-MPA