Pope Francis has called on people of the world not to give up hope amid the struggle to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
He called on Christians to take the message of the angel not to be afraid.
Pope Francis said, “In the hour of darkness when humanity is grappling with the pandemic and other ills, Christians need to take to heart the Easter message of the angel not to be afraid.”
He added, “Even from the shambles of human history, God has created something new from the rubble of our hearts.
“God can create a work of art from the ruined remnants of our humanity, God can prepare a new history.’
“In these dark months of the pandemic … listen to the Risen Lord as He invites us to begin anew and never lose hope.”