Pope: Bring faith to “to the ends of the earth”

POPE Francis has baptised 10 people and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the earth" as he presided over an Easter vigil in St Peter's Basilica.

The vigil is among the Vatican's most solemn services.

Sky News Australia reported the Pope entered the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he then shared with others to slowly illuminate the church.

The Pope urged the priests, bishops, cardinals and ordinary Catholics gathered for the late-night service to remember when they first found their faith.

Hundreds of thousands of people packed a flower-strewn St Peter's Square overnight (Sun/Mon) to celebrate to the traditional Easter Sunday Mass.