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Pope Francis: read the Gospel accounts of the Resurrection

April 22, 2014

In his Easter Monday Regina Caeli address, Pope Francis asked the faithful to read the Gospel accounts of the Resurrection during Easter week.

The “dominant sentiment” of the Gospel accounts, he said, is one of amazement and joy that comes from within. “Let this experience imprinted in the Gospel, be imprinted in our hearts and in our lives,” he said. “Let the joyous wonder of Easter Sunday radiate through our thoughts, looks, attitudes, gestures, and words.”

Pope Francis also asked the faithful to reflect on the “intimate and profound” joy of the Blessed Mother. Between Good Friday to Easter Sunday morning, she was the sorrowful Mother and “at the same time, the Mother full of hope. She, the Mother of all disciples, Mother of the Church, is the Mother of hope.”


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