At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or to follow the "glitter of wealth" and avoid seeking the meaning of life in "the things that are passing away".
"Do not bury hope!" Exclaimed Francis after noticing that when things are going badly, "we lose heart and believe that death is stronger than life."
"We become cynical, negative and discouraged," Francis added. [19659005TRUMPSAGTDASSERWUNDERBAREKONVERSATIONENMITPAPSTFRANCISHATTEBEINOTREDAMEFIRE
HELPFUL FOR CHRISTIANS For Christians, Easter is a day of joy and hope] "Sin seduces, promises things easy and quick, prosperity and success but only loneliness and death behind, "said the Pope." Sin seeks life among the dead, the meaning of life in the things that pass away. "
Francis encouraged the faithful," Why do not you draw Jesus, the true light, the splendor of wealth, career, pride and pleasure? "
At the beginning of the ceremony on Easter Sunday, Franz in white robes slowly carried a burning candle down the hall In the Latin song for "Light of Christ", the lights of the basilica were suddenly turned on in a dramatic tradition.
POPE FRANCIS MEETS TRUMPF BATTLE, LEADING CALLS, THE WALL WALLS The basilica contained eight adults who were baptized by the Pope during Mass. The Vatican said these new believers came from Italy, Albania, Ecuador, Indonesia and Peru. From a shell-shaped, silver bowl, Francis poured the three men and five women holy water, one after the other, coming up to him and listening to him call their first names.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.