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THE POPE REMEMBERED THE DRAMA OF WARS AND IMMIGRATION IN THE EASTER MESSAGE

Pope Francis, again, took advantage of the occasion of his Easter message and the blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’, in central balcony on the facade of St. Peter, to make a long review of the dramas that hit the world like wars, immigration or unemployment in Europe.

 


Before a St. Peter square surrounded by strong security measures, Francis also wanted to send his wil “that the representatives of the Nations have the courage to prevent the spread of conflicts and to stop arms trafficking.”

He called for all those who bring “relief and comfort to the civilian population of Syria, the victim of a war that never ceases to sow horror and death,” and cited “ignoble attack” against the displaced people who flee, provoking numerous killed and wounded last Saturday in Aleppo.

He also called for peace in the Holy Land, the Middle East, Iraq and Yemen. He recalled conflicts in South Sudan, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and also to sustain the efforts of those who, especially in Latin America, are committed to the common good of societies, often marked by political and social tensions , which in some cases are suffocated by violence.”

Besides, Francis mentioned Europe and he called for hope for “those who go through difficult times, above all because of the lack of work especially among young people.”

Francis assured that the Resurrected Jesus takes care of those who suffer exploitation and violence, and also of “children and adolescents who are deprived of their serenity to be exploited.”

He mentioned sexist violence and abuse by alluding to “those whose hearts are wounded by the violence within the walls of their own home.”

The Pope said that Resurrected Jesus “becomes a companion on the way of those who are forced to leave their own land because of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, famines, oppressive regimes.”

Cristina Cabrejas reported from Vatican City to EFE.


April 16, 2017, EFE/Practica Español


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En el vídeo se dice que...
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El papa Francisco menciona por vez primera las guerras en su mensaje de Pascua.
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El papa Francisco elude hablar de los problemas que hay en el mundo en su mensaje de Pascua.
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El papa Francisco vuelve a hablar de los problemas del mundo en su mensaje de Pascua.
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El papa Francisco pronunció ese mensaje unos días antes del comienzo de la Semana Santa.
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Falso.
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No se sabe.
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Verdadero.
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En el vídeo se dice que...
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El Papa pide a los dirigentes de los países que no haya más conflictos.
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El Papa piensa que cada vez hay menos conflictos en el mundo.
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El Papa cree que los dirigentes de los países están a punto de alcanzar la paz mundial.
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El papa Francisco mencionó a las personas que están ayudando a la población siria.
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Verdadero.
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Falso.
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No se sabe.
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La bendición 'Urbi et Orbi'...
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Marca el inicio de la Semana Santa.
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Marca el final de la Semana Santa.
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Marca el comienzo de otra festividad católica.
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