2014: Pope Francis Celebrates Easter Sunday With Huge Crowds In St. Peter’s Square At Vatican
By Philip Pullella, Reuters
VATICAN CITY, April 20 (Reuters) – Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the “immense wastefulness” in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
“We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent,” he said in his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) message.
Since his election as the first non-European pope in 1,300 years, Francis had made defence of the poor a hallmark of his papacy, often criticising developed nations and the excesses of capitalism and consumerism.
The 77-year-old pope, wearing white vestments for the service, prayed for the protection of those members of society who are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and abandonment – women, children, the elderly and immigrants.
“We pray in a particular way for Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian aid and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenseless civil population,” he said.
Francis asked God to “enlighten and inspire the initiatives that promote peace in Ukraine so that all those involved, with the support of the international community, will make every effort to prevent violence and, in a spirit of unity and dialogue, chart a path for the country’s future”.
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Ik hoor de Paus Franciscus een aantal NWO agendapunten noemen, die verderop in 2014 veel in het nieuws zijn gekomen. Zowel de conflicten rondom ISIS als Oekraïne zijn in 2014 verhevigd. Deze paus heeft een vooruitziende blik en een agenda die veel overeenkomt met de VN.
The photo above is from Christian Orthodox celebration of Holy Fire in Jerusalem