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Each year on Good Friday, Tucson residents carry a white cross up A Mountain, preparing to celebrate a sunrise mass on Easter Sunday. Various West Side community groups participate in the event, with members of each lending a hand in getting the cross to the top of Sentinel Peak overlooking the city. Read more»

Why anyone who cares about tolerance and peace in today’s Middle East should care about the diminishing Christian presence in the land where the faith began. Read more»

People praying inside Cairo's Church of the Virgin Mary in the neighborhood of Shubra.

On the ancient cobblestones of Jerusalem’s Old City today Christians retraced what tradition holds as the path of Jesus in his final hours of life. Read more»

The Pima Animal Care Center offers some ideas on how to keep your pets safe and sound this Easter: keep candy baskets and flowers out of reach, and think about the commitment before you buy your child a bunny or chick. Read more»

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Eggstravaganza will be held at Mansfield Park on Saturday, with egg hunts, the Easter Bunny and other spring holiday happenings. Read more»

A pedestrian crossing east of The Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection updates travelers to the U.S. on spring conditions including holidays and online options. Read more»

About 100 people attended a sunrise Easter service on A Mountain.

While most of Tucson was still sleeping on Sunday, about 100 people rose early from the comfort of their beds to attend a Tucson tradition — a sunrise Easter service on A Mountain. Read more»

Fr. Robert Elias Barcelos, playing Jesus, drags a wooden cross through the street. The procession often stopped for whippings and ridicule from the guards and crowd.

The annual Passion of Good Friday reenactment drew more than 800 people to downtown Tucson's St. Augustine Cathedral on Friday afternoon. Read more»

Five-year-old Shepherd mix Gloria is one of the many adoptable pets at the Humane Society.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will be open Easter Sunday, offering pet adoptions for as low as five dollars. Read more»

Many businesses and shops are still closed after the February earthquake in Chile.

In the Chilean town of Curepto, all is void and emptiness. The picturesque rural town was flattened by the 8.8-earthquake in February and almost all its stores are still closed — including its two beauty parlors. Read more»

Pope Benedict XVI reads a copy of L'Osservatore Romano while on an airplane, 2008.

Opinion: He needs to stop blaming media for failings of his own leadership and his own church. Read more»

Look out, bunny! You could be on the menu.

Want an unusual Easter dinner? A Phoenix-area restaurant is offering rabbit for Easter Sunday. Read more» 6