The Church in the World

Francis offers Easter prayers for darkest regions

24 April 2014 | by James Roberts | Comments: 0

Rome

In his Urbi and Orbi message, to Rome and the world, on Easter Sunday, Pope Francis linked the agonies experienced in the most conflict-ridden areas of the world with the Resurrection of Christ. “In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death,” Pope Francis told the 150,000 gathered in St Peter’s Square to celebrate the Resurrection, before praying for the hungry and the vulnerable, especially children, women, and the elderly.He prayed for those suffering in the Ebola outbreaks in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, before asking that Christ comfort all the kidnapped and their families. The 190 schoolgirls kidnapped in Holy Week in northern Nigeria and still held by Islamist terrorists were clearly ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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