Here are some of the contents of the first Urbi et Orbi message pontificate of Pope Francis on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Vatican:
Christ is risen, there is hope for you, you are no longer in the power of sin, of evil! Love has triumphed, mercy has been victorious!
Let us accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection! Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of His love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.
And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through Him we implore peace for all the world.
Alleluia… Alleluia… Alleluia…