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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev ©akorda.kz
Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Easter

President of Kazakhstan has extended his congratulations on the Easter holiday to Kazakhstan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Easter
The Metropolitan Bishop Alexander and President Nazarbayev. Photo ©<a href="http://mitropolia.kz/" target="_blank">mitropolia.kz</a>
Easter unites Kazakhstanis: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the Ascension Cathedral in Almaty to wish Happy Easter to all Christian Kazakhstanis.

Easter unites Kazakhstanis: Nazarbayev
Drunk Russian teen drives into Easter procession, kills two
Drunk Russian teen drives into Easter procession, kills two

A drunk Russian teenager drove a stolen car into an Easter procession of Orthodox worshippers in Siberia on Sunday, killing two police officers on duty, police said.

Drunk Russian teen drives into Easter procession, kills two
Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'
Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'

With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years.

Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'
Social prayers at Pope Francis ceremony for Good Friday
Social prayers at Pope Francis ceremony for Good Friday

Pope Francis attended an emotional night of prayers for hot-button social issues including domestic abuse, prison overcrowding and unemployment to mark the Good Friday before Easter.

Social prayers at Pope Francis ceremony for Good Friday
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
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Nazarbayev attends Easter service in Uspensky Cathedral

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Uspensky Cathedral, Kazakhstan’s major orthodox church, on Easter Sunday.

Nazarbayev attends Easter service in Uspensky Cathedral
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan residents on Easter

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the country’s Orthodox Christians on the Easter celebrated tomorrow.

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan residents on Easter
Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter
Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

Pope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter
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Venezuela candidates torched in Easter effigy

Venezuela's two presidential candidates were burnt in effigy Sunday in an Easter tradition that replaces the biblical Judas Iscariot with disliked public figures.

Venezuela candidates torched in Easter effigy
Forex markets calm as Easter weekend starts
Forex markets calm as Easter weekend starts

Foreign exchange rates were calm Friday as financial markets in Europe, the United States and elsewhere were closed for Easter weekend.

Forex markets calm as Easter weekend starts
Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil
Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil

Pope Francis is to celebrate his first Easter vigil on Saturday after praying for peace in the Middle East and stronger Christian-Muslim dialogue at a torch-lit ceremony for Good Friday.

Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval.

Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions
Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations
Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations

Pope Francis will stamp his personal touch on Easter celebrations starting by washing the feet of young prisoners on Thursday as he stresses the importance of reaching out to those in need.

Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Nazarbayev congratulated Kazakhstan on Easter

“May the ways of peace and accord be followed in every family of our common home – the Republic of Kazakhstan!" Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

Nazarbayev congratulated Kazakhstan on Easter

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