Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message of Pope Francis
"...Today we turn to you, risen Lord! "
"...Comfort all those who cannot celebrate this Easter with their loved ones because they have been unjustly torn from their affections, like the many persons, priests and laity, who in various parts of the world have been kidnapped."
"Comfort those who have left their own lands to migrate to places offering hope for a better future and the possibility of living their lives in dignity and, not infrequently, of freely professing their faith."
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent..."
Read the full text of the Pope's Easter message at Vatican News.
Couples for Christ
Couples for Christ (CFC) is an international Catholic association working for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. It currently has about 700,000 adult members and 300,000 kids and youth members spread all over the world. It started as a small group of 16 couples within the organization "Ligaya ng Panginoon" in the Philippines in 1981. It became independent in 1991, and in 2000, was granted recognition by the Holy See as a private international association of the lay faithful of pontifical right (Pontifical Recognition). The official website of Couples for Christ is at http://www.couplesforchristglobal.org/