Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday: Papal Mass and Blessing

The resurrection of Christ is not the fruit of speculation or mystical experience: it is an event which, while it surpasses history, nevertheless happens at a precise moment in history and leaves an indelible mark upon it. The light which dazzled the guards keeping watch over Jesus’ tomb has traversed time and space. It is a different kind of light, a divine light, that has rent asunder the darkness of death and has brought to the world the splendour of God, the splendour of Truth and Goodness.

-- Easter Sunday Urbi et Orbi Address, April 24, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI

Read the full text of the Pope's Urbi et Orbi address.

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