BOSTON (CBS) – Cardinal Sean O’Malley led Easter service for hundreds of Catholics at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  It’s the first Easter with a new pontiff, Pope Francis, and a changing of direction.

The message Cardinal O’Malley gave to those at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross was similar to his Palm Sunday homily: Now is the time for Catholics to spread the word and bring people back to the church.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

In Charlestown, a special Easter service was held aboard the USS Constitution. It’s a tradition spanning back 50 years. Coast Guard Chaplain Jennifer Bowden urged Boston area residents to go out and perform random acts of kindness.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

In Scituate, about 25 miles south of Boston, hundreds packed St. Francis Cabrini church for a lay-led service. It has been nine years since the Boston Archdiocese tried to close the church, but parishioners fought back.

Kim Tunnicliffe reports


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