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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Ever since that morning, these words have not ceased to resound
throughout the universe as a proclamation of joy which spans the centuries
unchanged and, at the same time, charged with infinite and ever new resonances.

...Jesus is risen, and he gives us peace; he himself is peace. For this reason
the Church repeats insistently: “Christ is risen - Christós anésti.” Let the people of the third millennium not be afraid to open their hearts to him. His Gospel
totally quenches the thirst for peace and happiness that is found in every
human heart. Christ is now alive and he walks with us. What an immense
mystery of love! Christus resurrexit, quia Deus caritas est! Alleluia!

Full text of the Holy Father's Easter Urbi et Orbi message