The Catholic head, Pope francis has on the eve of Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday called on the faithful not to lose hope in the protracted coronavirus crisis.
“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,’’ the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church said in St Peter’s Basilica,” he said.
In his message, he said that it’s 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.’’
“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.
At the beginning of the Saturdays Vigil, only a limited number of people were allowed to attend as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
During the Easter weekend, Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus and for devout christians, Easter is the most important fiesta in the church year.
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