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Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text)

April 20, 2014

"The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath," Pope Francis preached at the Mass of the Easter Vigil. "They go to the tomb to honor the body of the Lord, but they find it open and empty. A mighty angel says to them: 'Do not be afraid!' (Mt 28:5) and orders them to go and tell the disciples: 'He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee' (v. 7)."

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