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Basilica: Core Belief and Message

basilica: Peter's Basilica to a packed square of some 80,000 faithful below, according to The Chronicle Herald. The pontiff said the message of the resurrection offers hope in a world marked by so many acts of injustice and violence, including parts of Africa affected by hunger, endemic conflicts and terrorism. Francis reflected on the power of Christianity's core belief that Jesus rose from the dead following crucifixion in his formal Urbi et Orbi Easter message delivered from the balcony of St. It bears fruits of hope and dignity where there are deprivation and exclusion, hunger and unemployment; where there are migrants and refugees, so often rejected by today's culture of waste, and victims of the drug trade, human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery, the pope said. The pope also urged reconciliation in Israel, a place experiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conflict that do not spare the defenceless. Francis called for a swift end to the seven years of carnage in Syria, demanding that aid be delivered to the war-torn country's needy and calling for fitting conditions for the returned and the displaced. ( As reported in the news.