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Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video

Catholic World News - April 20, 2014

"Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!"

"The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: 'Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay' (Mt 28:5-6)."

"This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew..." [click link below for full text and link to video]

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