Christ’s resurrection changed the world, Pope says at EasterApril 9, 2012 No Comments
April 9, 2012 | MariaNews.com
Christ’s resurrection changed the world, Pope says at Easter
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Light and darkness, truth and lies, hope and despair are in a constant battle in the world, but with his death and resurrection Jesus conquered sin and death for all time, Pope Benedict XVI said on Easter.
“If Jesus is risen, then — and only then — has something truly new happened, something that changes the state of humanity and the world,” the pope told tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square before giving his Easter blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world).
With the sun shining on the square — transformed into a garden with 42,000 flowers, flowering plants, shrubs and trees — Pope Benedict began the celebration of the morning Mass April 8 just 10 hours after having finished celebrating the three-hour long Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica.
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