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Easter: Don’t lose hope, listen to the risen Lord – Pope Francis


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Catholic pontiff,  Pope Francis, has urged all Christians to keep their hopes alive amidst the battle against COVID-19.


In an Easter message delivered ordering Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday at the St Peter’s Basilica, the octogenarian urged all to never lose hope.


“In the hour of darkness when humanity is grappling with the pandemic and other ills, Christians need to take to heart the Easter message of the angel not to be afraid.’’

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One message of Easter, he said, is that it is always possible to start anew.


“Even from the shambles of human history, God has created something new from the rubble of our hearts,’’ the Pope said.


“God can create a work of art from the ruined remnants of our humanity, God can prepare a new history.’’

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“In these dark months of the pandemic … listen to the Risen Lord as He invites us to begin anew and never lose hope,’’ the pope said.