An Easter Message From Pope Francis: He Praised Nations Which Welcome Refugees and Called For a Climate of Trust

From an AP story by Frances D’Emilio headlined “Pope at Easter: Pray for Ukrainian, Russian people, refugees”:

In an Easter message highlighting hope, Pope Francis on Sunday invoked prayers for both the Ukrainian and Russian people, praised nations which welcome refugees and called on Israelis and Palestinians wracked by the latest surge in deadly violence to forge a “climate of trust.”

Francis, along with dozens of prelates and tens of thousands of faithful, celebrated Easter Mass in a flower-adorned St. Peter’s Square, affirming the Christian belief that Jesus rose from the dead days after his crucifixion.