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Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Christ’s Wounds are the "seal of his love for us": Pope Francis on Easter Sunday

May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.

Pope Francis with an icon of Christ during the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 4, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2021: Full Text

On Easter Sunday 2021, Pope Francis offered Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica. Afterward, he gave the Urbi et Orbi message and blessing. The following is the full text of the pope’s Easter message.

Pope Francis gives his Easter message before the Urbi et Orbi blessing on April 12, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA. /

Pope Francis’ Easter Blessing: May Christ "heal the wounds of an afflicted humanity"

In his Easter blessing, Pope Francis called on humanity to unite in solidarity and look to the risen Christ for hope amid the coronavirus pandemic.