WATCH: Pope Francis leads Easter Vigil in the Vatican

MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis leads the Easter Vigil in Vatican City on Saturday, April 15 (Rome time), to celebrate the rise of Jesus Christ from the dead.

The Easter Vigil is celebrated on the eve of Easter Sunday, the greatest feast in Christianity.

This is considered the "mother of all vigils", according to the Missale Romanum. It is also “the greatest and most noble of all solemnities and it is to be unique in every single church.”

During the Easter Vigil, Catholics light candles to symbolize the light of Christ, listen to 9 readings recounting the history of salvation, and witness the baptism of new adult Catholics.

Watch the Vatican Easter Vigil on Rappler. – Rappler.com