Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
In remarks made during a brief trip to Albania, Pope Francis has condemned the use of religion as a pretext to justify violence. He praised the country for promoting the peaceful co-existence of different faiths.
Pope Francis is in Albania on a visit intended to promote interfaith harmony. He is to meet with heads of a number of religious communities during his 11-hour stay.
In the Interview: The Poet and Liberation Theologian Ernesto Cardenal
Jerusalem is always busy at Easter, but this year the holiday has coincided with Jewish Passover, bringing thousands of religious pilgrims to the Old Town. The week has been mostly peaceful, but tensions remain high.
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