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Easter Sunday 2016 – A Bearer of Christ

Today Pope Francis presided at Easter Mass, (full video), and then from the central balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square he delivered an Urbi et Orbi address (full text, full video). Following that, he also gave a Paschal greeting (full text in Italian).

Relatedly, as Pope Francis was at St. Peter’s Square, the square was decorated for Easter with about 35,000 flowers from the Netherlands (summary video).

Of messages, today Pope Francis sent message of prayers and condolences regarding an attack in Iskanderiyah, Iraq (full text). Also, he sent a tweet:

Every Christian is a “Christopher”, that is, a bearer of Christ! (link)

and posted twice to Instagram:

With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death. (link)

Bring to all the joy of the Risen Christ! (link)

In Roman Catholic news:

Today Mother Angelica, foundress of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), passed away at the age of 92.

And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!