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Francis Focuses Easter Message on Hope, With Prayers for an End to Global Conflicts

posted on April 11, 2023

Junno Arocho Esteves of Religion News Service reports, “The joy of Christ’s resurrection can bring much needed hope to a world ravaged by war, violence and death, Pope Francis said during his annual Easter address, delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica after an outdoor Mass.” Francis prayed for the people of Ukraine and took the opportunity to call for peace in Jerusalem after violence erupted last week. He said, “Lord, inspire the leaders of nations to ensure that no man or woman may encounter discrimination and be violated in his or her dignity.”

Read at Religion News Service