Las Vegas Bishop Joseph A. Pepe told the people as they came together for an interfaith prayer service in unity across our religious traditions, across race, across gender to stand with each other as living signs of that hope.
To the thousands of pilgrims present at the Paul VI audience hall were numerous student groups from Europe, Pope Francis spoke about hope.
At a time when the media seem to feed a “vicious cycle of anxiety” and a “spiral of fear,” Christians should respond with honest stories that identify problems and evil, but also inspire real solutions, Pope Francis said.
During the Easter Vigil, Pope Francis told attendees not to be overcome by sadness in the face of life’s difficulties, but to be open to hope, which is not the absence of problems, but is a gift from God when we allow him to enter our lives. “We, like Peter and the women, cannot discover […]