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Christians must be ‘the seeds of another humanity’ Premium

09 April 2015 | by Hannah Roberts in Rome
 
Pope Francis used his Easter message to urge Christians to remember that they must resist worldly pressures to make personal gain their first priority and “succeed at any cost”.In his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) blessing to some 50,000 pilgrims braving the rain in St Peter’s Square, Francis said: “The world proposes that we put ourselves forward at all costs, that we compete, that we prevail.” But Christians, he continued, “are the seeds of another humanity, in which we seek to live in service to one another”.He added: “This is not weakness, but true strength. We ask today the grace not to succumb to the pride which fuels violence and war, but to have the humble courage of pardon and peace.”The 78-year-old Pope called for




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