Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
Pope Francis has presided over a traditional Good Friday ceremony at the Colosseum in Rome. The service marks the passion and death of Christ and is broadcast globally.
A conservative state in Germany is considering relaxing its ban on dancing during the Easter holiday. Nightclubs and event organizers are in favor, but the debate isn't music to the ears of German churches.
In a ritual that marks the start of the holiest period in the Christian calendar, Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison.
Kenyans are remembering the victims of this week's massacre at Easter ceremonies on the first of three days of national mourning. President Kenyatta has called on the country to unite in the face of terrorism.