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Pakistani Christians hold candles during an Easter vigil Mass in a church in Lahore, Pakistan, April 7.
As Christians took part in celebrations in Pakistan and other parts of the world, Pope Benedict XVI presided over services at the Vatican:
Pope Benedict, leading the world's Catholics into Easter, said on Saturday that technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God and moral values, is a threat to the world.
-- Reported by msnbc.com news services
Around the world, Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year.