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    Masses Brave Rain for Pope’s Easter Message in St. Peter’s Square
    Apr05

    Masses Brave Rain for Pope’s Easter Message in St. Peter’s Square

    (VATICAN CITY) — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, a kind of...

    Pope hails Iran accord, urges end to ‘absurd violence’ in Easter message
    Apr05

    Pope hails Iran accord, urges end to ‘absurd violence’ in Easter message

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to “absurd violence” in hotspots around the world while praising the breakthrough reached last week on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.In his traditional Easter message, the 78-year-old pontiff prayed that the framework accord reached Thursday between Iran and six...

    Official Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Message
    Apr05

    Official Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Message

    The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!...

    The State of Romanian Extremism
    Apr05

    The State of Romanian Extremism

    Romania Mare (Greater Romania) was founded in 1990 first as a magazine and then as a political party by two former court poets of the Ceausescu era: Corneliu Vadim Tudor and Eugen Barbu. As its name suggests, the ultra-nationalist party has been dedicated to expanding the borders of Romania to encompass Moldova and parts of Ukraine. It has also...

    The Pope’s Easter message: ‘We ask for peace, above all’
    Apr05

    The Pope’s Easter message: ‘We ask for peace, above all’

    Pope Francis leaves St. Peter’s square at the Vatican after he celebrated an Easter mass, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo) VATICAN CITY — The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St....

    Pope leads Easter service in rain-lashed Vatican square with tens of thousands of faithful
    Apr05

    Pope leads Easter service in rain-lashed Vatican square with tens of thousands of faithful

    VATICAN CITY — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, a kind of...

    Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope’s ’Urbi et Orbi’ Easter message
    Apr05

    Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope’s ’Urbi et Orbi’ Easter message

    VATICAN CITY — The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!...

    Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed After Vehicle Hit By Shell
    Apr05

    Four Ukrainian Soldiers Killed After Vehicle Hit By Shell

    Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed on April 5 in the east of the country after their vehicle was struck by a shell. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The astronomy of the Easter bunny
    Apr05

    The astronomy of the Easter bunny

    (CNN) — Easter is a cornerstone event in the Christian faith, but it’s surrounded by interesting quirks. It celebrates the completion of Christ’s mission of salvation in the Crucifixion and Resurrection. By dying on Good Friday, Christ atoned for the sins of others; by rising from the grave on Sunday, Christ conquered death. Simple...

    Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square
    Apr05

    Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Francis made his first public comments about the recent framework for an accord,...