Pope Francis Celebrates Easter

The pontiff passed along his message to the world before a jam packed St. Peter's Square.
2:24 | 04/20/14

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Also will it be sunny this Easter Sunday. We're happy to have meteorologist Cecily tooin. Beautiful morning so far. Most of the nation is looking pretty good. Ryan smith is in for Ron Claiborne. Good morning to you, sir. Happy Easter to you. We'll begin with Easter Sunday, celebrated around the globe at the Vatican, pope Francis giving his second Easter maz along with his message to the world. ABC's Marci Gonzalez is here with us. Reporter: Jam-packed is right, there are record crowds at the Vatican, officials there expecting there 3 million visitors this week, many of them dpatherred this morning on this sunny Easter Sunday. On the biggest day in the Christian calendar, crowds go wild for the people's pope. Cruising through the faithful in his open-air popemobile, a security risk that's always a concern, that he couldn't stop to glad hand, kiss babies and take selfies because he was running late for -- more than 100 million people gathered to hear the message. The holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem where tombs where Christians believe Jesus was resurrected. Across the globe, millions are marking this Easter Sunday. In Peru, a colorful procession. In Greece, two rival terrorists. Despite its look, a friendly tradition. Vladimir Putin attended services in Russia, while in Ukraine, the government unsuccessfully calling for an Easter truce through the weekend. New yorkers up before dawn saw the empire state building lit up in Easter purple. And the Easter traditions continue tomorrow with the annual Easter egg roll at the white house.

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