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Caption: Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 20. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 20. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Christians to remember how they first encountered Christ and to share his love and mercy with others, especially through acts of caring and sharing.

Proclaiming the good news of Jesus' resurrection means giving concrete witness "to unconditional and faithful love," he said April 20 before solemnly giving his blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world).
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Caption: Pope Francis presides over the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome April 18. (CNS/Paul Haring)
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-- What changed the traditional Christian hostility toward charging interest on loans? Has the market economy become too respectable for Christians? Jesuit Father Patrick J. Ryan, a Fordham University historian of religion, looks at the concept of usury in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

-- Msgr. Stephen J. Lopes, an American priest serving in the Vatican doctrinal congregation, explains how the Anglican liturgical patrimony is being incorporated into new liturgical books for former Anglicans who have entered into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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