This Easter Sunday Pope Francis gave his traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message from the central loggia of St Peter’s Basilica. In his speech, Pope Francis prayed for Ukraine and the conflict resolution.
“May the Good Shepherd come to the aid of Ukraine, still beset by conflict and bloodshed, to regain social harmony. May he accompany every effort to alleviate the tragic sufferings of those affected by the conflict”, quotes the Vatican Radio.
The key message of the speech is clearly the urgent need for peace and harmony in the world:
“Dear brothers and sisters, this year Christians of every confession celebrate Easter together. With one voice, in every part of the world, we proclaim the great message: “The Lord is truly risen, as he said!” May Jesus, who vanquished the darkness of sin and death, grant peace to our days.”
May this joyful Easter day bring peace to all the corners of the world where there is still war and suffering!