Sunday, March 31, 2013

In Pictures: Easter with the Pope of the people


Call for peace: Pope Francis used his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing to call for peace
Call for peace: Pope Francis used his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing to call for peace
End to conflicts: In his first Easter speech, Francis called for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, an end to the civil war in Syria, and political solutions to conflicts in several African countries
End to conflicts: In his first Easter speech, Francis called for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, an end to the civil war in Syria, and political solutions to conflicts in several African countries
'Guardians of creation': The former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina condemned the 'iniquitous exploitation of natural resources' and urged everyone to be 'guardians' of creation
'Guardians of creation': The former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina condemned the 'iniquitous exploitation of natural resources' and urged everyone to be 'guardians' of creation
Pope Francis on Easter Sunday
Pope Francis delivers his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica
Message: Francis said the message of Easter is that faith can help people transform their lives by letting 'those desert places in our hearts bloom'

Faithful: Pope Francis waves to the thousands of faithful in St Peter's Square after celebrating the Easter mass
Faithful: Pope Francis waves to the thousands of faithful in St Peter's Square after celebrating the Easter mass
Football fan: Pope Francis holds a San Lorenzo's shirt, the Buenos Aires football team, handed to him at the end of the Easter mass
Football fan: Pope Francis holds a San Lorenzo's shirt, the Buenos Aires football team, handed to him at the end of the Easter mass
Caring: Pope Francis hugs a child during the Easter Sunday celebrations
Caring: Pope Francis hugs a child during the Easter Sunday celebrations
Blessed: Pope Francis hugs a child after celebrating his first Easter Mass
Blessed: Pope Francis hugs a child after celebrating his first Easter Mass
Crowds: Pope Francis (centre) waves to the crowd from the Popemobile in St Peter's Square today
Crowds: Pope Francis (centre) waves to the crowd from the Popemobile in St Peter's Square today
Dialogue: Pope Francis speaks to the faithful in St Peter's Square
Dialogue: Pope Francis speaks to the faithful in St Peter's Square
Laughter: Pope Francis greets the faithful prior to his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica
Laughter: Pope Francis greets the faithful prior to his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica

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