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[FULL TEXT] Pope Francis' Easter message in the time of COVID-19

Apr 12, 2020 - 9:47 PM

Indifference, self-centeredness, division, and forgetfulness are not words we want to hear at this time. We want to ban these words forever!

Pope Francis delivers his Urbi et Orbi message following Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2020 behind closed doors at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican, during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. ANDREAS SOLARO / POOL / AFP

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Apr 02, 2018 - 10:22 AM

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EASTER VIGIL. Pope Francis holds the Paschal candle during the Easter Vigil at St Peter's Basilica on March 31, 2018, at the Vatican. Photo by AFP

Pope Francis urges end to 'carnage' in Syria in Easter message

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) The pontiff also prays for peace and harmony in the Korean Peninsula

WATCH: Pope Francis leads Easter Sunday Mass

Apr 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Pope Francis is set to deliver his traditional Urbi et Orbi (To the City and To the World) after the Easter Sunday Mass

EASTER VIGIL. Pope Francis holds the Paschal candle during the Easter Vigil at St Peter's Basilica on March 31, 2018, at the Vatican. Photo by AFP

Duterte critics on Easter: Darkness won't last forever

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:51 AM

'Tiyak pong magwawagi tayo sa kasamaan at magwawakas ang umiiral na kadiliman sa ating bayan,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima on Easter 2018

TRIUMPH OVER DARKNESS. Catholics mark Easter with the traditional 'Salubong' that ends with the risen Jesus and Mary 'meeting' on Easter.  Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The pontiff also speaks out against the hostilities and famine in South Sudan Sudan Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo

In this file photo, a Syrian man carries his two girls as he walks across the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 17, 2015. Karam al-Masri/AFP

Pope slams 'rejection' of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Mar 27, 2016 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis also speaks of areas affected by climate change

Pope Francis' Easter message: Be respectful, ready to help

Apr 05, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Christians should seek to live in service to one another not to be arrogant but rather respectful and ready to help

EASTER MESSAGE. Pope Francis greets the crowd from the central loggia of St Peters' basilica after the 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing for Rome and the world following the Easter Mass on April 5, 2015 in VaticanFILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

Bishops on Easter: Remember Mamasapano, help the poor

Apr 04, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Let us behold the Risen Jesus in every needy person and see a neighbor a brother or sister Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says

HOUNDING FILIPINOS. Philippine officials in Villamor Air Base honor the 44 members of an elite police force who died in a botched operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on January 25. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Aquino's Easter message: Continue on the right path

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:05 PM

The President likens Christs life to the Philippines development from a struggling economy to one of the promising in the region

Pope prays for peace in Korean peninsula

Mar 31, 2013 - 6:38 PM

In his first Urbi et Orbi message Pope Francis prays for peace in the Korean peninsula Syria and other war torn areas

PNoy boasts of economic growth

Apr 07, 2012 - 8:56 PM

His Easter message coincides with political realignments linked to mid term elections