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LIVE: Pope celebrates Easter Vigil, baptizing several adults into the faith


Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.. It is known as one of the most important vigils. It is a moment of reflection upon recalling the Resurrection of Christ. 

The event begins with the lighting of the new fire in the atrium of St. Peter's Basilica. The Paschal Candle is lit and then leads the solemn procession into the church. 

As part of the ceremony, the Exultet is chanted. This is a solemn proclamation of the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead and the Baptismal liturgy which takes place after the Liturgy of the Word. Pope Francis will also baptize several adults into the Catholic faith.