Despite the pontiff’s popularity, surveys show church attendance has not increased in the year Francis has been pope.
Holy Week observances continued on Saturday, as Christians around the world prepared to celebrate Easter.
Christians around the world and across the Tri-State area are marking Good Friday by commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
St. Peter’s Square overflowed with some 250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity’s most important day.
SUNY Stony Brook students will be off for Holy Week and Passover in April, but the University has changed its calendar moving forward.
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan calls this year’s confluence of Passover and Holy Week providential, saying it creates “a magnificent atmosphere.”
The beginning of Holy Week also meant a new beginning for a local church. They opened the doors on a new church building on Sunday, a decade after their old home burned to the ground.
Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar. Nicholas Dimarzio, the bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about events celebrating the day.