Coptic Pope Celebrates Orthodox Easter in Desert Monastery

CAIRO (AP) — Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christians, has held Easter services in an empty monastery in the desert amid coronavirus restrictions which kept the faithful from gathering at churches and monasteries across the country.


Barbra Streisand: 20,000 Dead Because of Donald Trump

Hollywood star Barbra Streisand managed to work in a plug for her single “Don’t Lie to Me” from her 2018 album “Walls” in a rant claiming that President Donald Trump is directly responsible for the more than 20,000 deaths in the United States due to coronavirus.

Actress Barbra Streisand is seen in the crowd as she listens to President Barack Obama deliver remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Wednesday, Sept., 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry Join Joel Osteen for Virtual Easter Service

Mega popstar Mariah Carey and director Tyler Perry joined Pastor Joel Osteen for Lakewood Church’s virtual Easter service on Sunday, providing a boost of star power after a planned performance by Kanye West’s Sunday Service chorus was nixed reportedly due to coronavirus-related concerns.

Singer Mariah Carey, left, and filmmaker Tyler Perry pose together at the premiere of Tyler Perry's "A Fall from Grace" at Metrograph on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Watch: Abilene Christian U. Virtual Choir Sings Easter Song

Abilene Christian University’s choir went viral this week when it posted a rendition of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” The video, which stitched together virtual performances from 500 vocalists, was the choir’s way of celebrating this year’s Easter holiday during the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

A rose is placed on a crucifix ahead of a Good Friday reenactment of Christ being taken down from the cross, at the Pendeli Monastery, near Athens, on Friday, April 6, 2018. Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 8. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)