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Pope Francis at Easter Urbi et Orbi prays for Kingdom Of God, Love, Peace and Fraternity
After the Easter Mass in Vatican, in his Easter Urbi et Orbi address, Pope Francis said, "Christ is alive and he remains with us," adding that the light of 'the Risen Christ shines in the darkness of conflicts around the world.'

According to Vatican News, the Holy Father stated, "Christ is alive!  He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. Everything he touches becomes young, new, and full of life."

According to Pope Francis, Easter is the 'beginning of a new world, set free from the slavery of sin and death' to 'the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom of love, peace and fraternity'.

The Pope reminded that Jesus never abandoned those who face hardship and sorrow while recalling various parts of the world that were witnessing conflicts.

Referring to the conflicts across the world, Pope Francis urged, "Now is instead the time for a renewed commitment for a political solution able to respond to people's legitimate hopes for freedom, peace and justice, confront the humanitarian crisis and favour the secure re-entry of the homeless, along with all those who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries, especially Lebanon and Jordan."

He called for an end the roar of arms and urged the humanity to be 'builders of bridges, not walls' both in conflict zones and within cities.

Pope Francis prayed and wished "May the Risen Christ open our hearts to the needs of the disadvantaged, the vulnerable, the poor, the unemployed, the marginalized, and all those who knock at our door in search of bread, refuge, and the recognition of their dignity."

Wishing "Happy Easter!" to the gathering and the followers, he added "Christ is alive ...May we let ourselves be renewed in him."

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