Latest Easter News

EU: Nearly 270 cases of salmonella found in chocolate eggs

May. 19, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — European health officials say that 266 confirmed cases and 58 suspected cases of an outbreak of salmonella infection linked to chocolate Easter eggs have now been reported throughout Europe and in North America, the vast majority in children. The European Center...

'We're so sorry': Mariupol plant evacuees feel relief, grief

May. 06, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — When the moist concrete walls deep below ground and the mold and the cold and the weeks without fresh fruit or vegetables became too much to bear, some in the bunker underneath Elina Tsybulchenko’s office decided to visit the sky. They made their way,...

Interfaith Trolley offers tour of religion in America

Apr. 28, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (RNS) — In America’s third largest city, it’s possible to get a crash course in the world’s religions in a journey of just a few miles — from the University of Chicago’s majestic, ecumenical Christian Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Chicago’s South Side to the humble Masjid...

AP PHOTOS: Greeks celebrate Easter without restrictions

Apr. 25, 2022 03:58 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For the first time in three years, Greeks were able to celebrate Orthodox Easter without the restrictions made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond the obvious religious messages, in Greece, Easter signifies a return to the countryside, often to...

Live updates |U.S. pledges new Ukraine aid, diplomatic surge

Apr. 24, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

NEAR THE POLISH-UKRAINIAN BORDER — The United States is giving new military assistance to Ukraine and renewing a diplomatic push in the war-ravaged nation as President Joe Biden’s secretary of state and Pentagon chief complete a secretive trip to Kyiv. U.S. Secretary of State...

Zelenskyy meets top-level US delegation, gets aid promises

Apr. 24, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The U.S. secretaries of state and defense met Sunday night with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the highest-level visit to the country’s capital by an American delegation since the start of Russia's invasion. The secretive meeting with U.S....

In shadow of war, Russians, Ukrainians mark Easter in UAE

Apr. 24, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hundreds of Russians and Ukrainians alike crowded into the only Russian Orthodox Church on the Arabian Peninsula on Sunday to celebrate the most important Christian religious festival of the year — far from home and in the shadow of a war that has brought...

Far from home, Ukrainian refugees pray at Easter for peace

Apr. 24, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Far from home and unsure when or even if they will ever get back, Ukrainians displaced by war gathered at churches across Eastern Europe on Sunday to celebrate the Orthodox Easter holiday in safety and to pray for an end to the fighting with Russia. ...

Ukraine marks Orthodox Easter with prayers for those trapped

Apr. 24, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The sun came out as Ukrainians marked Orthodox Easter in the capital, Kyiv, on Sunday with prayers for those fighting on the front lines and others trapped beyond them in places like Mariupol. St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in Kyiv was ringed by hundreds of...

Live updates | Ukraine says it hit Russian command post

Apr. 24, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military said Saturday it destroyed a Russian command post in Kherson, a southern city that fell to Russian forces early in the war. The Ukrainian military intelligence agency posted a statement saying the command post was hit on Friday and two...