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Use "weapons of love" to fight evil of terrorism, pope says on Easter

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 01:08

Pope Francis urged the world in his Easter message on Sunday to use the ''weapons of love'' to combat the evil of ''blind and brutal violence'', following Brussels attacks. Nathan Frandino reports.

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In a packed St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis rode in on Sunday with a message of peace on Easter. After a month that has seen deadly attacks in Belgium, Turkey, Ivory Coast and elsewhere, the Argentine pontiff spoke of violence, injustice and threats to peace. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS SAYING: "May the Lord Jesus, our peace, by his resurrection triumphed over evil and sin, draw us closer on this Easter feast to the victims of terrorism, that blind and brutal form of violence which continues to shed blood in different parts of the world." Francis urged the people to channel the hope of Easter in order defeat the evil of those attacks, using what he called weapons of love. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS SAYING: "With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death." And with that message, Francis said farewell.

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Use "weapons of love" to fight evil of terrorism, pope says on Easter

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 01:08