Friday, April 5, 2013

Pope speaks on Easter Sunday

Let Christ transform us into agents of mercy
Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
After celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as Pontiff in a packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Catholic News Agency reports, Pope Francis urged the faithful to let the power of Christ's resurrection enable them to work for peace.

"Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish," he said March 31.

During his Urbi et Orbi ("to the city and to the world") message after the Easter liturgy, Pope Francis appealed for peace specifically in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, especially between North and South Korea.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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