Posts Tagged ‘Easter 2024’

Full text of Pope Francis’ urbi et orbi blessing for Easter 2024

Monday, April 8th, 2024
Pope Francis

On the morning of Easter Sunday 2024, Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter’s Square before delivering his urbi et orbi message and blessing from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica in the presence of an estimated 60,000 people. “Urbi et orbi” means “To the city [of Rome] and to the world.” I Read more

Pope Francis subdues health issues – presides at Easter Mass

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024
Pope Francis

Rallying from a winter-long bout of respiratory problems, Pope Francis led some 30,000 people in Easter celebrations on Sunday and made a strong appeal for a cease-fire in Gaza and a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. Francis presided over Easter Sunday Mass in a flower-decked St Peter’s Square and then delivered a heartfelt prayer Read more