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We are building in us a grave of hope

Pope Francis has not encouraged the believers in the Easter eight, to lose themselves in dissatisfaction and hopelessness. "Sometimes, we turn our attention to only our problems, which never go out." This is the Catholic Church leader said in his sermon at the Vigilfeier on Saturday evening in St. Peter's Basilica.

"We ask for the grace not of the flow to be from the sea of the problems carried away; not to the rock of sin, and on the cliffs of distrust and of fear to shatter."

the Church service in The Easter vigil marks the Transition from Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday. This is reminiscent of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead according to Christian Tradition.

The Transition from death to resurrection, has traditionally been characterized by the design of the Easter night worship service: To the beginning of the Pope with a candle in the dark St. Peter's Basilica, the faithful light candles to ignite. Only then the light comes on.


Easter was cause for hope, the Pope is clear. Often, it seems, as would steps taken never your goal. "You could come to the thought that the disappointment of all hope is the dark law of life," said the 82-Year-old. But it was the mistrust, the stand of hope.

"If you accept the idea that everything goes wrong and that the Bad never stops, we believe, finally, that death is stronger than life, and we are cynical and mocking, morbid discouragement affects us," warned the Pontiff.

"stone by stone, we build in us a memorial of dissatisfaction, a grave of hope." He called on the faithful to bury the hope. The story of Jesus make it clear that the "Transition from isolation to community, from desolation to consolation, from fear to trust".

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Easter is for Christians all over the world the Central. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come on holidays to Rome. Pope Francis closes the Easter celebrations in the Vatican on Sunday with a mass in St Peter's square, the be decorate according to the Vatican news portal "Vatican News" around 55'000 flowers.

he Then speaks of the blessing "Urbi et Orbi". The Latin formula "means the city and The world," and will be granted only to Christmas, Easter, and after a papal election.

Also in the Holy Land are expected on Sunday, thousands of Christians from all over the world to the Easter celebrations. In the Church of the Holy sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city, several masses are celebrated. The Church stands on the spot where Jesus, according to Christian Tradition, died and was resurrected. (roy/SDA)

Created: 21.04.2019, 01:45 PM

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