“Prolong the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection, in the joy of faith”

Words of the Pope after the Regina Caeli

Vatican Media

In the concluding words of the Marian Regina Caeli prayer, the Pope renewed his petition invoking the gift of peace for the whole world, especially for the beloved and tormented Ukraine.

After the Regina Caeli

After the Regina Caeli, the Holy Father continued:

Dear brothers and sisters!

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the so-called Belfast or Good Friday Agreement, which put an end to the violence that had troubled Northern Ireland for decades. With a spirit of gratitude, I pray to the God of peace that what was accomplished in that historic step be consolidated for the benefit of all men and women of the Isle of Ireland.

I reiterate my wishes for a happy Easter to you all, Romans and pilgrims from various countries: “Christ is risen; he is risen indeed”. I greet you warmly, especially the teenagers of the parishes of Vigevano, the young people of Pisa and those of Appiano Gentile.

I thank all of you who sent your good wishes to me in these days. I am especially grateful for your prayers: by the intercession of the Virgin Mary, may God may God reward each one with his gifts!

And I hope everyone will spend these days of the Octave of Easter, in which the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection is extended, in the joy of faith. Let us persevere in invoking the gift of peace for the whole world, especially for dear and tormented Ukraine.

Happy Monday of the Angel! Please do not forget to pray for me. Enjoy your lunch and arrivederci.