Pope Francis Holds First Easter Vigil

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) VATICAN CITY, ROME

A day before the holiest day on the Christian calendar, Pope Frances spent Saturday afternoon presiding over an Easter Vigil at Saint Peter's Basilica.

Pope Frances began services with a blessing of fire and the Easter proclamation drawing thousands of visitors from all over the world.

After the service concluded, Pope Francis began preparing for Easter Sunday Mass in Vatican City.
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