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Holy See: Pope decries walls, calls for openness in Easter Sunday address03:00

Holy See: Pope decries walls, calls for openness in Easter Sunday address

Holy See (Vatican City State), Vatican City
April 16, 2017 at 10:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pope Francis led the annual Easter Sunday mass service at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Sunday morning, where he gave his blessing to Christians all over the world in front of a crowd of tens of thousands.

The Pope spoke amidst tight security at the Vatican. Addressing the crowd, the Pope stated that "We have a sense, we mean something in the midst such a calamity. This sense has to do with our ability go beyond. The sense of saying there is not a wall, there is a horizon. There is life, there is joy. There is the cross, with its intrinsic ambivalence. Look ahead, don't close yourself off."

Earlier in the week, in accordance with the customs of Holy Thursday, the Pope washed the feet of 12 prisoners, mimicking Jesus’ actions before the Last Supper. Muslim and Christian prisoners serving various sentences took part in the ceremony.

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Pope Francis led the annual Easter Sunday mass service at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Sunday morning, where he gave his blessing to Christians all over the world in front of a crowd of tens of thousands.

The Pope spoke amidst tight security at the Vatican. Addressing the crowd, the Pope stated that "We have a sense, we mean something in the midst such a calamity. This sense has to do with our ability go beyond. The sense of saying there is not a wall, there is a horizon. There is life, there is joy. There is the cross, with its intrinsic ambivalence. Look ahead, don't close yourself off."

Earlier in the week, in accordance with the customs of Holy Thursday, the Pope washed the feet of 12 prisoners, mimicking Jesus’ actions before the Last Supper. Muslim and Christian prisoners serving various sentences took part in the ceremony.

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