“We Christians believe and know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint. It is the power of the grain of wheat, the power of that love which humbles itself and gives itself to the very end, and thus truly renews the world.”

— Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi message, Easter 2018

On behalf of the contributors to Where Peter Is, I hope you all had a blessed Easter Sunday, and wish you joy and happiness in this Easter season!

This past weekend was, of course, quite busy for Pope Francis. After presiding over the Chrism Mass and the Triduum liturgy from Thursday to Saturday evening, he celebrated Mass on Easter Sunday and gave his “Urbi et Orbi” (“to the city and to the world”) message from the Loggia at St Peter’s Square. In it, he renewed his call for peace in the world, drawing specific attention to areas suffering from conflict and war, including Syria, Yemen, and the Korean peninsula.

Here is the video of the address.

Read the entire text here.

John Allen’s analysis from Crux is here.

Gerard O’Connell’s piece in America Magazine on the message is here.

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Mike Lewis is the founding managing editor of Where Peter Is. He and Jeannie Gaffigan co-host Field Hospital, a U.S. Catholic podcast.

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